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A Conversation with Ikponwosa Ero: Insights from a Former UN Independent Expert on Albinism who Fought Goliath—And Won.

Featured Picture: event picture of IK Ero from 2024, May.

May 21, 2024

Expert Insight by Taisha Bayliss

Taisha Bayliss is an editor of the Jackson School Journal.

Ikponwosa Ero is a lawyer by training and the first United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism. Ms. Ero’s work is extensive, ranging from crafting groundbreaking, landmark advocacy initiatives, including the African Union Plan of Action on Albinism in Africa (2021-2031) and the Pan African Parliament Guidelines on Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks: Eliminating Harmful Practices and other Human Rights Violations. This interview is greatly supported by the Center of Global Studies, featuring Ms. Ero’s public lecture on albinism human rights. This interview has been edited for clarity.

Picture of Ikponwosa Ero.

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Volume 12, Issue 1 (Spring 2024)

Volume 12, Number 1. Spring 2024