Climb for Albinism: 6 Women Challenge Stereotypes on Africa's Highest Peak

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Published on 12 Oct 2018, 11:37
Six African women with albinism, a condition that affects the pigmentation of the skin, hair and eyes, set out to climb Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro earlier this month. Their goal was to raise the visibility of people living with the condition and challenge widely held stereotypes about them. The climbers, from across Africa, have all suffered abuse and discrimination, and in one case horrific violence, because of their albinism. Henry Ridgwell reports.
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