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Mainasi Issa, a 23-year-old Malawian albino woman, carries her tow-year-old daughter Djiamila Jafali as she poses outside her hut in the traditional authority area of Nkole, Machinga district, on April 17, 2015. Six albinos have been killed in the poor southern African nation since December, according to the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

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Africa Child Daily Life Illustration Little Girl Woman Albino

In this powerful print captured by Gianluigi Guercia, we are introduced to Mainasi Issa, a 23-year-old albino woman from Malawi. Standing outside her humble hut in the traditional authority area of Nkole, Machinga district, Mainasi cradles her two-year-old daughter Djiamila Jafali. The image portrays the strength and resilience of a mother who faces unimaginable challenges. The photograph serves as a stark reminder of the plight faced by albinos in Malawi. Since December alone, six albinos have been brutally killed in this impoverished southern African nation. The Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi reports these horrifying statistics. Mainasi's presence against the backdrop of her village showcases daily life for those living with albinism in Africa. Her daughter symbolizes hope for a brighter future amidst adversity. This intimate moment between mother and child captures their unbreakable bond and determination to overcome societal prejudices. Gianluigi Guercia's illustration highlights not only the individual story but also sheds light on the larger issue at hand - discrimination against people with albinism. Through his lens, he brings attention to an urgent human rights crisis that demands global awareness and action. This photograph is a testament to both Mainasi's unwavering spirit and Guercia's ability to capture raw emotion through his lens. It serves as a call-to-action for society to stand up against injustice and protect vulnerable communities like Mainasi

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