Today, March 1st, the Caribbean Research Empowerment Network joins with the United Nations and the global community in commemorating Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination is a violation of human rights. It is immoral, hurtful and dehumanizing. For the month of March, our discussions will focus on the theme of "Tolerance and respect" and ways in which we can foster a culture of tolerance and respect in the Caribbean and around the globe.

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The United Nations also globally recognises March 8th as International Women's Day, March 21st as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and World Down Syndrome Day and March 24th as International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. More than 65 years after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, discrimination based on age, gender, race, ability and sexual orientation still affects our societies. As we join with the international community in recognising the significance of each of these days, it is our chance to celebrate diversity and come together for tolerance and inclusion in the Caribbean.

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Challenging discrimination

"Discrimination can happen anywhere: at the health-care facility, at work, at school, at home and in the community. Discrimination doesn’t just hurt individuals or groups of people—it hurts everyone

What will you do to support Zero Discrimination Day?
Share your stories in the Message Forums or leave us a comment. We look forward to hearing about your experiences across the Caribbean we all come together to reject discrimination and support inclusion in our communities. 

The CREN Team