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Leprosy survivor, Rachna Kumari: “Every person has the right to live life with dignity”
Leprosy survivor, Rachna Kumari: “Every person has the right to live life with dignity”
A new United Nations report looks at leprosy – a disease which historically has ostracised millions – and how stigma can ‘dehumanise’ those affected. Rachna Kumari, a survivor, is fighting against the pervasive stereotypes and bringing hope to others.
24 July 2019
UN expert: despite medical cure leprosy causes stigma and discrimination
UN expert: despite medical cure leprosy causes stigma and discrimination
"For me it is so obvious, leprosy has always, through the centuries, been an issue with human rights violations," said Alice Cruz, the new UN Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members. Cruz made her comments as part of the observance of World Leprosy Day.
25 January 2018

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