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You Can Make a Difference this International Albinism Awareness Day

Tanzania was once the most dangerous place in the world for people with albinism.

Violence against people with albinism has decreased by 95% since 2008 when Under the Same Sun began advocacy work in communities across the country with the generous support of donors like you. This is progress, but it’s not nearly enough. Our goal is to know that every single person with albinism is safe and we'd like for you to join us.

June 13 is International Albinism Awareness Day. In honour of the occasion, will you join me in the fight to end these senseless attacks?

Your donation of $60, $120, $260 or more will fund our life-saving education and advocacy work across the country.

Join us by making your gift today.
Simply click the appropriate flag to make your gift.

With your gift, you are empowering our Advocacy Team in Tanzania. You are ensuring that we can continue sharing the message of understanding and inclusion on the radio, on TV and in person through the delivery of our Understanding Albinism seminars. These seminars have a profound and lasting impact on the way communities view people with albinism - they are no longer persecuted or cast out because of the way they look.

100% of your donations go directly to our Advocacy Program. All administrative expenses are covered by a generous benefactor.

100% goes to programs

UTSS Latest News

November 16th, 2018
People With Albinism Struggle to Access Crucial Treatment and Support in Iran
A recent speech by a UN official calling on countries with hot climates to implement measures that would enable people with albinism to access skin cancer treatments has highlighted the lack of such a policy and accessible support for people living with albinism in Iran.
May 04th, 2018
The Times
The president of Malawi has called for a debate on introducing the death penalty for “albino hunters” after the most recent case of a victim being killed for his body parts.
February 20th, 2018
Ikponwosa Ero named one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2017.
Ikponwosa Ero, UTSS staff member and UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Persons with Albinism, has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2017.
February 20th, 2018
Tanzanian children with albinism receive prosthetic limbs and a new lease on life.
ABC News reports on the journey of four children with albinism from Tanzania who recently travelled to the US to receive life changing prosthetic limbs.
November 28th, 2017
Zuwena's Children Face Unspeakable Danger
Learn how Understanding Albinism Seminars helped Zuwena's family.
November 16th, 2017
The Perils of Pale
Read National Geographic Magazine's in-depth coverage on the issues facing people with albinism in Tanzania.
October 30th, 2017
How your giving helps
Find out some of the ways your gifts make a difference.
October 26th, 2017
A quick update from UTSS
Read about three important events that we think will interest you.
October 26th, 2017
UTSS call for Tanzanian government to enact laws to provide strong punishment on attackers
Under the Same Sun country representative Vicky Ntetema said attacks on albinos were persisting due to lenient punishment against perpetrators.
October 26th, 2017
Unknown thugs chop off left hand of 75-year-old man with albinism
Mr. Nassor Mohammed, a 75 year old grandpa was attacked by unidentified thugs on Monday October 2, 2017.