1 March observed as a Zero Discrimination Day every year. The day celebrated by the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations. The day celebrate to promote and celebrate everyone’s right, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin colour, etc. The Day aims to raise the voice for the right to live life with dignity, despite one’s choices, beliefs, profession, education, disability or even illness.
Theme for 2021 Zero Discrimination Day: “End Inequalities”.
A butterfly is the symbol of Zero Discrimination Day and it is widely used by people to share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation. Zero Discrimination Day was first celebrated on 1st March 2014, and was launched by UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) Executive Director at Beijing after UNAIDS launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013.
1 March Zero Discrimination Day