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Zero Discrimination Day

Discrimination is often based on misinformation or fear of the unknown. By reflecting on people in everyday situations, on Zero Discrimination Day, 1 March, UNAIDS is challenging people to recognize where everyday discrimination takes place and to take action to stop it.

Key Messages:

No one should ever be discriminated against because of their HIV status, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, geographical location or migrant status, or for any other reason.

  • 130 million girls between the ages of 6 and 17 are not in school. All girls have a right to education. Demand #zerodiscrimination.

  • When girls stay in school, they are less likely to marry early and their risk of getting HIV decreases. Demand #zerodiscrimination for all.

  • Stigma and discrimination risk the health, dignity and security of people vulnerable to HIV. #Zerodiscrimination saves lives.


Earlier Event: February 20
World Day of Social Justice