30 Mar

Lets talk zero discrimination

Zero Discrimination Day is celebrated on March 1st by the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations such as the UNAIDS as an annual day in efforts to combat discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS and key populations. SIDC today is celebrating Zero Discrimination day marked on the 1st of March, 2018 to promote a stigma-free environment that celebrates diversity and reject discrimination among vulnerable populations.

Discrimination is a violation of human rights and harmfully impacts individuals’ mental and psychological well-being and leaves individuals suffering from low self-esteem and self-worth leading to social exclusion and isolation.

As part of its mission and ongoing work, SIDC commits on providing equitable access to health care services and improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations including:

  • People Living with HIV
  • People Who Use Drugs
  • Vulnerable women
  • And the LGBT community who are subjected to stigma and discrimination.

Further, respecting, protecting and advocating for human and gender rights is a chief component of SIDC’s strategy.

As such, on March 1st 2018, SIDC is aiming to broadcast this message and gather the public’s support. SIDC has been interviewed by several Local radio stations on their prime time shows to reach out to the maximum number of young listeners and reduce discrimination and stigma towards vulnerable populations by collecting support supporting messages on this matter.

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