The Parliament Week 2019 has started with a philanthropy walk went for raising assets for the development of an inside for people living with albinism.

The philanthropy walk was hailed off by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, at Parliament Building on Sunday 13 January 2019.

The Parliament Week is held under the topic: “Championing Accountability to improve service delivery” and will keep running until 19 January 2019.

In Sunday’s stroll, up to Shs46 million was raised towards the foundation of an inside for people living with albinism. The middle requires Shs5 billion.

Parliamentary Commissioner, Hon. Cecilia Ogwal, who spoke to the Speaker, said that individuals living with albinism should be given expectation, fearlessness and retained into the network.

“Individuals with albinism are living in anguish. Quiet segregation is more terrible than open separation. Your lives are in peril constantly,” said Ogwal.

Ogwal additionally approached partners to discover methods for assembling assets to help Parliament’s endeavors to build up an inside for individuals living with albinism, other than the philanthropy walk.

“The Speaker of Parliament has asked for me to advise you that we have so far raised just Shs72 million out of the normal Shs5 billion. On the off chance that just our accomplices could discover different roads of collecting this cash with the goal that we can make this inside a reality,” said Ogwal.

The current year’s commitments originated from different foundations including; bureaus of Parliament, Members of Parliament, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda Cancer Institute, Uganda Tourism Board, East African Legislative Assembly Members of Parliament and Electoral Commission.

Different commitments were from Vision Group, Uganda Joint Christian Council, Malengo Foundation, AAR wellbeing administrations, Life changers, Action Aid Uganda and Federation of Uganda Football Association, among others, just as people.

The week will be portrayed by a few exercises went for conveying individuals from the general population closer to Parliament. Such exercises are; Interdenominational ecumenical petitions, meet your MP sessions, open Parliament and a board dialog including Local Council 5 Chairpersons.

More than 20 branches of Parliament and chose Ministries, Departments and Agencies will display and exhibiting their work consistently.

Photo by Tyler Schack

International Albinism Awareness Day 13th June 2018

On 18 December 2014, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day.

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in 2013 calling for the prevention of attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism. Moreover, in response to the call from civil society organizations advocating to consider persons with albinism as a specific group with particular needs that require special attention, on 26 March 2015, the Council created the mandate of Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism.

Albinism Umbrella joins the world to celebrate this day with the theme “” Shining our light to the world””. We shall hold our celebrations in Mbale located in Eastern Uganda as one of the known hubs for PWA in Uganda.