Pakistan joins countries around the world to celebrate “Zero Discrimination Day” for the first time on 1 March 2014. The day is an opportunity for people everywhere to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love.
Some 105 advocates representing affected communities, youth, Government, media, Member States and the United Nations are actively supporting the campaign in Pakistan by sharing their image with the butterfly, the transformative symbol for zero discrimination.
“Discrimination is against human rights and I will stand for the Zero Discrimination campaign in support of human rights” said Marc Saba, UNAIDS Country Director for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Discrimination is not only a violation of human rights––it is illegal, immoral, hurtful and dehumanizing. Discrimination can happen anywhere: at work, at school, at home and in the community. Discrimination doesn’t just hurt individuals or groups of people—it hurts everyone.
By joining hearts and voices, individuals, communities and societies can transform the world every day and everywhere. Zero Discrimination Day is a moment to highlight how everyone can become informed, promote tolerance, compassion and peace.