Peter Ash is a passionate Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur who also has albinism. As a result of his disability, Christian faith, and business background, Peter is motivated to do whatever he can to provide resources and assistance to people with albinism who have become victims of discrimination in Tanzania, throughout Africa and worldwide. Peter's educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Theology and an MA in Counseling/Psychology.
- 2014 Companionate of Merit
- 2014 President's Call to Service
- 2012 New England College of Optometry Presidential Medal
- 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- 2011 British Columbia Community Achievement Award
- 2011 V-Award by Southern California College of Optometry
I.K. Ero has served diligently as the first United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism (2015 – 2021). Through her training as lawyer, she has a decade of experience in the research, policy, and practice of international human rights. Growing up with albinism in Nigeria gave I.K. a passion for the fight for human rights of people with albinism. This passion has led her to work and advise multiple organizations and governments around the world. She has served as the principal architect of several international initiatives on persons with albinism including the African Union Plan of Action on Albinism in Africa (2021-2031). In addition, I.K. has authored many reports in the field of international human rights including advocacy and peer-reviewed articles.
- 2020 International Advocate Award by the US Council on Disabilities
- 2020 Diversability, D-30 Impact List Award
- 2017 Recognized among the 100 most influential Africans by Pan African Magazine
- 2015 Recognized by UNESCO among the top 70 women speakers worldwide