Last month, I was blessed with an opportunity to attend a human rights-based conference at the UN Headquarters in New York. Discrimination was the main theme of the conference, and we discussed its impacts on four levels: discrimination against people with disabilities, discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, discrimination against women, and racial discrimination.
I learned so much about each of these four sub-themes and I want to share some key points and statistics with you:
Discrimination against people with disabilities
Discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS
Discrimination against women
I hope you find these insights as eye-opening as I do. Unfortunately, discrimination exists in all corners of the globe. Although it’s a monstrosity of an issue, we can work together as human rights defenders to make a difference. How? If you see someone being discriminated against, stand up for them – even if it means being the odd one out.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”