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The issue of abduction, murder, and even the acts of exhuming the dead bodies of people with albinism (PWA) for ritual purposes is now a world-wide coverage in media houses. Malawi for example, has recently become one of the worst nations in the acts of violence targeting people with albinism. According to the police, large number of the reported cases against albinos in Malawi are from the rural areas where it is believed that people are living in absolute is these levels of poverty, ignorance and superstition that promote people to engage themselves in killings of the people with albinism with the aim of accumulating wealth through rituals. The worse thing is that most of the culprits in the albino’s fate happens to be the family members. It’s either a sibling, uncle or even the biological parents themselves. Looking at the angles of human rights and freedom exercised by Malawians in as far as democracy is concerned, one might ask what is the government, the non-governmental organization, the police and the citizens doing to curb these malpractices.

Many are the actions undertaken, the police has been working hand in hand with the media organizations in sensitizing the communities to make ends meet. Despite all these people with albinism are still living in horror as the cases of violence against them grow by day in and day out. Following days training sponsored by the Gender Links under the project of Southern Africa Gender in Media Education, the polytechnic students in the faculty of journalism and media studies suggest that the media and the police must change their working strategies. “The media and the police must not always have a post-action but rather a pre-action strategy in dealing with violence against the lives of people,” according to Janet Mapira one of the students at this college. She went on by asking the spokesperson of the southern region Malawi police Mr. James Kadadzera that “why is it that the police always takes actions whenever the violence has already been done?”

It is a high time the media and the police must conduct research on the incidents of violence against people with albinism and come up with reports that may be used to enhance community sensitization. Not only the media but the police should also continue be the watch dog and provide a 24/7 security to people despite of being albino or not.