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Celebrating dignity and respect for all

in CHINA, 16/03/2014

Tolerant, compassionate and peace-loving people around the world lent their hearts and voices to raise awareness and celebrate Zero Discrimination Day for the first time on 1 March 2014. The day was an unprecedented opportunity for people in every corner of the world to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love.

The zero discrimination campaign reached out hundreds of thousands of people with tens of thousands actively pledging their support. From the President and First Lady of Gabon, the First Lady of Chad and Oscar-winning actors to school children in Guatemala and Moldova. From medical doctors and patients, to religious leaders, ambassadors and celebrities. People from every corner of the world expressed their solidarity by sharing their stories and their butterfly photos––the transformative symbol for zero discrimination.

People can continue to show support for zero discrimination by going to the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/zerodiscrimination, using #zerodiscrimination hashtag on Twitter or submitting photos with a butterfly sign on Tumblr http://zerodiscrimination.tumblr.com/.

Zero Discrimination Day will be celebrated each 1 March.  

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