To End Stigma & Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy
Organized and Endorsed by: The Nippon Foundation (TNF) & Disabled People International (DPI)
The stage was set! People from around 10 countries are gathered in Delhi for the launch of the Global Appeal 2018 to End Stigma & Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy at Taj Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi on 30th January 2018.
Image: Photo of the stage. Backdrop has logos of The Nippon Foundation and DPI. Says Global Appeal 2018 to End Stigma and Discrimination Against People Affected by Leprosy. Organized and Endorsed by The Nippon Foundation and DPI.
Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of National Association of the Deaf, Mr. Shivoy Sharma (Interpreter of NAD), Mr. Michael Singha, Mr. Sachin Singh, Instructor of Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre, & Ms. Manisha Sharma (Student of Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre) participated.
Choir comprising of children from Tahirpur Leprosy Complex, Delhi performing the welcome song at the launch of the Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimation Against Persons Affeced by Leprosy.
“Happy to be back in India to launch the Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy. Both DPI & @NipponZaidan are collaborating to give a voice to this cause”, said by Yohei Sasakawa, Chair of Nippon Foundation.
“The Global Appeal is a movement and DPI is proud and honoured to be part of this. All DPI Global Directors from across the world are here to express solidarity”, said by Javed Abidi, Global Chair, DPI.
“I agree with the statement that we need to change the mind set. I am happy that I am a part of this great privilege and I am thankful to The Nippon Foundation”, said by Mr. Dinesh Trivedi.
“The issue with leprosy is not disease management but rather ending the stigma and discrimination. Each of us wants to be free and equal”, said by Kate Gilmore.
“The Global Appeal is the growing energy between public health and human rights .We need to make sure that no person or community is left behind”, said by Dr Pem Namgyal.
Global leaders from around the world endorse the Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy. "Nothing about us without us"
is the guiding principle of our activities to realize an inclusive society.