Zero Discrimination Day History
Zero Discrimination Day aims to celebrate individuality, inclusion and human rights while promoting tolerance, compassion and peace. Discrimination refers to the selective practice of unfairly treating a person or a group of people differently than others due factors such as religion, gender, race, sexuality, age and disability amongst others. Despite laws and education, discrimination continues to be a wide-spread problem throughout the world.
Zero Discrimination Day was first celebrated by UNAIDS, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS Program, in December of 2013. The following year, the UN and other global organizations officially celebrated the day on March 1st, 2014 in an effort to promote
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Zero Discrimination Day References and Related Siteswww.who.int: WHO news.un.org: United Nations www.unaids.org: UNAIDS www.dosomething.org: Religious Discrimination www.violencepreventionworks.org: Bullying www.unaids.org: Zero Discrimination Pew Research Center: Discrimination and Racial Inequality