Many global organizations including the United Nations (UN) support the effort to end discrimination. These same groups organize a variety of activities around the world to celebrate in the rights of all to live a happy and fulfilling life. This global observance has its roots in UNAIDS. After a UN event called “World AIDS Day” the involved organizations gathered and started a zero discrimination campaign. The campaign sparked the creation of the annual celebration of Zero Discrimination Day, which falls on March 1st of every year!
Although many countries enforce laws regarding discrimination, the battle rages on. Forms of discrimination against any one for age, ethnicity, sexuality, skin-color, gender, economic status, or education are often used as a form of government in some countries. It is the job of all people to stand up for the rights of others and themselves. The butterfly is the symbol of Zero Discrimination Day because it symbolizes change. People from all over the world are invited to share their stories of discrimination to raise awareness for this major issue. If you or someone you know has a story to share please accompany a post on social media with #zerodiscrimination or an image of a butterfly.
To learn more about the day and what you can do please visit the link below!
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