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Zero Discrimination Day
March 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of March, repeating indefinitely
March 1 is Zero Discrimination Day, an annual worldwide event that promotes diversity and recognizes that everyone counts! Organizations like the United Nations (UN) actively promote the day with various activities to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, height, weight, profession, education, and beliefs. Many countries have laws again discrimination but its still a problem in all layers of society in every country in the world. Many countries have and still use discrimination as a way of governing. The symbol for Zero Discrimination Day is the butterfly, widely used by people to share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work toward positive transformation. Zero Discrimination Day is a global observance and not a public holiday…so it’s business as usual. The UN first celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1, 2014, after UNAIDS, an UN program on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013.