- UNAIDS launched and first celebrated the annual day to promote awareness about discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS.
- “Remove laws that harm, create laws that empower,” is the theme this year under which UNAIDS aims to address the urgent need for action against discriminatory laws .
- Many countries have flawed systems of justice that have led to a history of exclusion of a few communities from essential services, disenfranchisement and marginalisation.
Zero Discrimination Day 2022 Theme
Zero Discrimination Day theme this year will be “Remove laws that harm, create laws that empower”, UNAIDS is highlighting the urgency to end discriminatory laws.
In many countries, there are regulations which are still discriminatory against women or children. For example there are laws that don’t give the same rights of marriage, voting to women which they give to men. Same way rights given to heterosexual are not given to LGBT community. Such laws are discriminatory which doesn’t human rights and fundamental freedoms.