World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
I was at first excited seeing everyone supporting people with HIV+, but an issue came about here in Indonesia. well, it’s quite disappointing. shame on the school, though.
Fajar Jasmin, an Indonesian climate writer, is an HIV+
He has a daughter named Immi, who is trying to get into an elementary school. She got accepted. Her father asked the school to please protect her daughter from any act of bullying or discrimination, because he’s an HIV+ ..
Suddenly the school is demanding her HIV test result and if she’s tested positive or if they refuse to submit her test result, her acceptance in that school will be cancelled.
The father tweeted this, “Immi does not have HIV. But complying to their request means I support discriminatory practices.”
Fajar Jasmin received a text message from Don Bosco Kelapa Gading Elementary School – Jakarta, Indonesia , today, December 1st, 2011 on World AIDS Day, cancelling his daughter’s acceptance into the school because he’s HIV+
He is now looking for legal help, pro bono, he’s going to sue the school for this discrimination. If they win, any compensation they’re getting will be donated to other HIV patients.
This was tweeted by his wife:
“I said to her that I’ll fight her (the school) & all who stands with her not only for my daughter but for million other families with HIV”
isn’t is so ironic that today is world’s AIDS day, and on the same day, a girl has her enrollment canceled just because her father is a HIV+. these kind of things are what people have to think about, try to put yourself in her shoes. let’s send cuddle and love powers out for those with HIV/AIDS, fighting for their lives, being strong and standing tall.
“fight AIDS, not the people having it.”
spread the love,