On Zero Discrimination Day this year, UNAIDS is highlighting the urgent need to take action against discriminatory laws.
In many countries, laws result in people being treated differently, excluded from essential services or being subject to undue restrictions on how they live their lives, simply because of who they are. Such laws are discriminatory—they deny human rights and fundamental freedoms.
States have a moral and legal obligation—under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights treaties, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international obligations—to remove discriminatory laws and to enact laws that protect people from discrimination.
Ending discrimination and changing laws is the responsibility of us all. Everyone can play a part in ending discrimination and can try to make a difference, in ways both big and small. The Zero Discrimination Day 2019 campaign challenges people to act against laws that discriminate in their country.
Download the campaign brochure to find out more and learn what individuals, civil society and governments can do to change laws that discriminate.
On 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day, @UNAIDS is highlighting the urgent need to take action against discriminatory laws. Take the quiz and be part of the #zerodiscrimination movement. bit.ly/quizZDD