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5 key human rights that have been stolen from people affected by leprosy

People often have many of their human rights deprived from them when they are diagnosed with leprosy. This is in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human rights and it needs to change.

Why we have to be more careful with language during Covid-19

Throughout history, the odious term ‘leper’ has been used as an insult to those affected by leprosy

Racism is systemic, even at the global level and leprosy is proof

It is no coincidence that hardly any white people are diagnosed with leprosy.

Now would be the worst time to forget about people affected by leprosy

Despite the difficulties many of us are facing due to Covid-19, now would be the worst time to forget about people affected by leprosy.

Tara, on the left, stands at the front of a celebration event in Nepal
Walk a mile in my shoes and see what leprosy means

I'm Taranath from Nepal and I invite you to see what leprosy has really meant for my life. See how stigma and fear has affected me in almost every area of my life and how I have overcome all of it.

A portrait photo of Paulino, a village leader in Mozambique
5 types of discriminatory laws that punish you for having leprosy

Across the world there are more than 100 laws that discriminate against people who have experienced leprosy. They are totally unacceptable. Here’s a look at some of the key ways these laws can punish you simply for a curable medical diagnosis.

Statement of U Soe Win at the UN's 13th Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

U Soe Win spoke at a roundtable even at the UN's CRPD Conference in 2020. This is what he said.

Brent Morgan and Amar Timalsina represent TLM at the UN in New York
Statement of Mr. Brent Morgan, made before the CRPD Conference on 13 June 2018

Brent Morgan, TLM International Director, spoke at the UN's 11th CRPD Conference in 2018. This is the statement he delivered.

Young people in Nepal stand outside their home
Fuelling Opportunities to end Unemployment for Nepalis with Disabilities

This project works in rural areas of Nepal to assist young people in finding work.

Rajo with a cow she bought with a grant from the NUPIP Project
North West Bangladesh Ultra Poverty Initiative Project (NUPIP)

NUPIP helps the ‘ultra’ poor affected by leprosy to look after their own health and find sustainable ways of making a living, whilst tackling stigma.

Food distribution in DR Congo during the Covid-19 pandemic
We are able!

Working towards Zero Discrimination, We are able! works to bring access to resources for food security where there has been a protracted crisis.