Upon realizing the challenges that people living with albinism pass through, including myths, discrimination, misconceptions, and beliefs, the People with Albinism Association (PWA) decided to form the National Albinism Initiative Network of Zambia (NAINZ).
These aforementioned issues are often described as a plague, rooted in cultural and traditional beliefs, and are responsible for disturbing the peace in our society. As citizens with albinism, we have resolved to declare the formation of our organization to act as a tool and a voice on matters affecting our well-being.
In forming NAINZ, we are guided and guarded by the rights enshrined in many human rights international instruments, such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Albinism and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
In conclusion, the National Albinism Initiative Network of Zambia (NAINZ) was formed to address the challenges faced by individuals with albinism and to promote inclusivity, equality, and respect in our society. Through networking, education, advocacy, and support services, we strive to create a society where individuals with albinism can thrive and contribute to the nation’s progress.