International Albinism Awareness Day
25th 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.