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International Albinism Awareness Day

Published: 22nd Jun, 2020

 June 13 marks International Albinism Awareness Day around the globe.

  •  June 13 marks International Albinism Awareness Day around the globe.
  • On December 18, 2014, the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing June 13th as International Albinism Awareness Day. 
  • The theme of the 5th anniversary of International Albinism Awareness Day is "Made To Shine." This day is an appeal to stand in solidarity with people living with this condition.</>
  • Albinism is a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited condition found in all countries across the world irrespective of background or culture.
  • This dissimilarity is a lack of melanin in the eyes, skin and hair making prone to the sun and bright light.
  • There is no treatment or cure for the absence of pigmentation that is dominant in albinism.
  • People with albinism often face discrimination and violence and this day is celebrated in an effort to stand against the bullies who target them.
  • This commemoration holds immense significance in the lives of individuals with albinism and their families globally.

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