Zero Discrimination Day 1 March 2019

Zero Discimination day

The butterfly is the symbol of Zero Discrimination Day

1 st March 2019

On 1 st March,people around the world join together to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day.

The UN celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1 st 2014,after UNAIDS,a UN programme on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome ( AIDS ) launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World Aids Day in December 2013.

Discrimination continues to undermine the efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world and causes pain and suffering for many. discrimination has many forms,from racial or religious discrimination to discrimination based on gender,sexual orientation or age ,and bullying at school or work.

Source  WHO

“Only people who have been discriminated against can really know how much it hurts. Each person feels the pain in his own way, each has his own scars. So I think I’m as concerned about fairness and justice as anybody. But what disgusts me even more are people who have no imagination. The kind T. S. Elliot calls ‘hollow men’. People who fill up that lack of imagination with heartless bits of straw, not even aware of what they’re doing. Callous people who throw a lot of empty words at you, trying to force you to do what you don’t want to”.       Haruki Murakami

The symbol for Zero Discrimation Day is the butterfly.widely used by people to share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation.

‘wishing a Happy Zero Discrimination Day’ to all my WP friends.

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

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14 thoughts on “Zero Discrimination Day 1 March 2019

  1. Wow! I never even knew such a day existed…. Yes…let’s all wish each orher Zero Discrimination Day as the world celebrate the day as UN rightly termed it.
    But Sri do you think our India is really a progressive country in this manner so as not to discriminate people who are immunocompromised, if they come to know one. How do you as a medical practitioner, treat one of your patient, if he or she says to you that they are immunocompromised……do you treat them with zero discrimination?
    Isn’t it time we treated all fairly and stop being a hollow person inside and just let go of all the boundaries of discrimination in the name of caste, creed, colour, gender, health, and as the day was truly declared for HIV positive people against them too…
    Let the butterfly in you soar to heights….

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    • Thank you Ana,
      As a physician,It is the responsibility and duty too not to shun people with HIV and physicians will never discriminate people suffering from HIV,in fact in some cases physicians and nurses got affected by HIV unfortunately .. because they are taking care of these persons.
      Discrimination can happen at society level if people are not properly educated .India is better placed now both in bringing awareness of HIV/AIDS and importance of nondiscrimination.
      Thank you again Ana for your thoughts.

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      • People like you are a blessing to the society Sri….
        Don’t mistake me, I wasn’t questioning your integrity nor your sincerity towards your profession, for I knw you are a thorough gentleman.. ..but recently i read in a newspaper about a certain incident happened in a big research institute like PGI in Punjab made me ask.this questions . …There was a case where the wife bought the husband who was quite serious and counting his last days due to HIV was treated worse than untouchables. They were even denied a hospital bed…and in few days he passed away and the wife was denied admission and treatment just because she too had contradicted the HIV virus from him. It really made me wonder what kind of society are we living in. If all the education cannot change your mental attitude, then shame on such education be it medical ya other.

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      • Thank you
        Yes Ana.
        I know …..we all know that Black sheep exists every where and they bring bad name to the professionals.
        The attitude makes all the difference.
        The attitude depend on parents,education, culture,friendship,society,status,etc.etc.Whom we are going to pinpoint ?
        I don’t know.
        May be you can hilighten where exactly we are lacking .

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      • It’s actually in the mentality of many and the retarded mentality of people brings discrimination among the society too and all alienate those people who deserves nothing but a little empathy, love and affection from us…

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  2. Good afternoon dear,
    It is a fabulous move of the high officials, we need to force more on Stopping such diseases to spreading vastly globally, HIV is increase last couple of years, it is very worry some, it ascending mode.
    Many are not even aware they have such diseases . (Especially females)
    Indeed more positive initiative are becoming necessary these day, i believe.
    I look forward for the high authorities and officials to bring more actions and verbal communication about the consequences of such diseases.
    How the skin texture changes,
    How thin one person become after HIV positive.
    HIV is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or body fluid of someone who is infected with the virus.
    It can be transfer through injections, wrong blood transmitting and public toilets.
    Personal hygiene of surrounding and individual is a must factor.
    Thank you so much ,
    best regards,
    Sks

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