Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations. The day is to promote equality before the law and behavior in all member states of the United Nations. The day was first observed on 1 March 2014, and it was launched on 27 February of that year with a major event in Beijing by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe.
In February 2017, UNAIDS called on people to “stand in the way of achieving ambitions, goals, and dreams and make some noise around zero discrimination to prevent discrimination.” The day is particularly noted by organizations such as UNAIDS that combat discrimination against people living with HIV / AIDS.
How To Deal With Discrimination and It’s Cases:
Recently lot of cases came forward which emphasized discriminative powers openly in the society and new age media. Discrimination is not always about Men-Women or Women’s rights or common problems faced by minorities it can vary from LGBTQ+ rights to castism; from students to adults everyone faces discriminative powers in their area. The point is how to deal with that rather how to react to discrimination?
The new generation which often called as most easily influenced generation can turn down discriminative approach in their own style; but for that they need such influencers to initiate the party. In India, the best influencer is often a Bollywood superstar, a politician, a cricketer or a leader mainly someone who is celebrity, Indians do follow die-heartedly their idols and leading personalities in country.
Now the expectation from these popular celebrities is to create a flow of good qualities, clear approach to live a peaceful life and just for the sake of our topic, there is one more thing they need to imply is a non-discriminative mindset. We often see many nepotism cases/ trends on twitter, some are real, some are fake, some are created for someone’s agenda but these things gives rise to the thought of discrimination.
Second important stream to call off discrimination after influencers is ‘Media.’ If we specially talk about Indian media, they need to gear up to capture every discriminative power and they need to squeeze them right there. Criticism is the best thing media can do and it affects a lot of viewers as well. If Media doesn’t charged up and strongly criticize those that do discrimination how do we expect more strict decorum and curb on the same.
In India, discrimination is not an issue it has been a way of life, a way of thinking and a way of unchanged morals over the years. We need to change this as we move ahead to become a better place to live in this discriminative world.