Zero Discrimination Day observed

blue_982x949March 1 marks Zero Discrimination Day in Cayman and worldwide.

According to organizers, Zero Discrimination Day is an opportunity “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.”

The Cayman AIDS Foundation noted in a statement: “On March 1, Zero Discrimination Day, let’s resolve to tear down the walls of fear and prejudice that prevent people from accessing services that keep them alive and well. In 2016, everyone, everywhere should have the right to health.”

Zero Discrimination Day was launched by UNAIDS, a United Nations program on HIV and AIDS, in December 2013. It was adopted by the U.N. the following March and is now observed annually.

The symbol for Zero Discrimination Day is the butterfly.