Standing Voice is an international non-governmental organisation based in Tanzania, with its headquarters in the United Kingdom. We create programmes for the disempowered to speak back to their societies and reassert their presence and equality.
We currently tackle the social exclusion of people with albinism in Tanzania and wider East Africa. We deliver Health, Education, Advocacy and Community Programmes, reaching thousands of people with albinism in their own communities on a regular basis. We exist as a catalyst to amplify the voices of others, enabling individuals to shape their own lives and forge their own futures.
Across Africa, people with albinism face severe discrimination. Dehumanising myths destroy families, prompting abandonment and physical violence. Across 28 African countries there have been 206 witchcraft-fuelled murders of people with albinism and a total of 562 attacks and mutilations. Tanzania presents a particularly severe case, with 76 murders and 76 documented attacks since 2006.
Where We Operate
Our Health, Education and Community services operate across Tanzania and wider East Africa. Our Advocacy work reaches audiences worldwide.
Join Standing Voice in its mission to end human rights violations against people with albinism