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Zero Discrimination Day will be held on Tuesday 1 MarchTheme: "Remove laws that harm, create laws that empower"

February 18, 2022

Zero Discrimination Day will be observed on Tuesday 1 March under the theme “Remove laws that harm, create laws that empower”.  The Region will be highlighting the urgent need to take action against discriminatory laws.

In many countries, laws result in people being treated differently, excluded from essential services, or subject to undue restrictions on how they live their lives, simply because of who they are, what they do, or who they love.  Such laws are discriminatory—they deny human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Civil Society Organisations and other stakeholders will be advocating for the removal of discriminatory laws and the enactment of laws that protect people from discrimination.

On Zero Discrimination Day, we celebrate the right of everyone to live a full and productive life—and live it with dignity and free from discrimination.

Please find below this year’s theme in French and Spanish.  A campaign brochure and social media materials will be available on in the coming days.  Bookmark the campaign page here: 

Spanish – Abolamos leyes discriminatorias, creemos leyes empoderantes
French – Abolissons les lois discriminantes, adoptons des lois protectrices

Source: PANCAP