Zero Demarcation Day is a day that occurs every year on the 1st of March. It is celebrated by the United Nations (UN), and other transnational organizations. Its main purpose is to promote equality before the law and in the practice of all UN member countries.
A butterfly is the symbol of Zero Discrimination Day. The symbol is widely shared on social media to end discrimination.
Zero-Day 2022 aims to highlight the need to address inequalities around income, sex and health, age, gender, occupation, disability, sexuality, drug use, gender identity or race, class, ethnicity, religion, and other factors that can be found all over the globe.
UNAIDS reports that “inequality is increasing for more than 70%” of the world’s population. This increases the risk of social and economic division and hinders economic and socio-economic development. Covid-19 is a devastating disease that has disproportionately affected the most vulnerable. Although new vaccines are being developed against Covid-19, access to them is difficult. UNAIDS states that many people have mistakenly equated this with vaccine apartheid.
History of Zero Demarcation day :-
Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS director, launched Zero Discrimination Day on December 13, 2013. It was first observed on March 1, 2014. Organizations such as UNAIDS, which work to combat discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients, are proud to observe Zero Discrimination Day.
Zero Demarcation day Quotes :-
Liberty is the most individually treasured aspect one can have but the power of discrimination doesn’t believe in it. Let’s fight for what ours on this Zero Discrimination day.
Equality is the only tool of the weapon for all humans in order to thrive. So on this Zero Discrimination Day, let’s protest against the ones who are objecting it.
Some have ended their lives after facing years and years of discrimination. On this Zero Discrimination day, let’s try to change the world together.
Nobody in this world is the same. So on this Zero Discrimination day, I hope you take part in raising concerns against the laws that discriminate against different groups of people.
We are a creature that sees things and adapt, and that’s where discrimination comes. Let us create a more impartial world for the next generation on this Zero Discrimination day.