Kilimanjaro Triumph for Women With Albinism
Five out of the six climbers did not reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, but these women from Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Senegal are proud they pledged to climb the 5,895-metre mountain. And this is just the beginning - now they will work so that more people know that their body parts do not have lucky charms and having sex with a woman with albinism cannot cure AIDS.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 9 October 2018
Six African women with albinism who made an attempt on the continent's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, said on Tuesday the trek was just the beginning of efforts to raise… Read more »
Nigerian optometrist Onyinye Edi, Senegalese bass player Maah Koudia Keita, Zimbabwean educator Nodumo Ncomanzi, Tanzanian entrepreneur Mariamu Staford, Kenyan activist Jane Waithera and South African actress and singer Regina Mary Ndlovu climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Oct 1, 2018.
Nodumo Ncomanzi, 26, at Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro's highest point, on Oct 7, 2018.
African women with albinism climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Oct 1, 2018.
- Publication Date:
- 17 August 2018
Expedition co-leader Jane Waithera said the climb would provide "a platform to amplify our voices from Africa's highest peak ... as symbols of ... see more »