Al-Shymaa Kway-Geer

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Al-Shymaa Kway-Geer (born 1960) is a member of the parliamentary body, the National Assembly, of Tanzania. She is one of 48 women appointed to the Assembly by President Jakaya Kikwete. She was appointed in 2008.

Kway-Geer was born in Tanga, Tanzania.

A former airline clerk,[1] Kway-Geer, who has albinism, is charged with improving the treatment of such people in Tanzania, where many believe the condition to be a curse or source of magical power. Persecution of people with albinism is common in the region, including murder, mutilation and the harvesting of body parts.

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  1. ^ [1] BBC News