Rwanda UN Staff Pledge to Leave No Room for Stigma
By Yvonne KASINE (UN Plus / UN Cares, Rwanda)
This year, we decided to focus on UN Staff and encourage all of them to express their individual commitment to bringing HIV-related stigma at the workplace down to zero.
For this special event, the team developed 9 pledges for each person to choose one or more from and put them on their desks, just like conference table names. The activity was coordinated independently by each participating agency.
For the Friends of UN Plus, we developed a list where staff wrote their contacts and signed for their commitment. Among the Friends of UN Plus, we have a member of RRP+(Rwanda Network of People Living with HIV) who is not a UN staff but came to our office for that special event.
The managers decided to put their pledges not only on their desks, but also on their office doors.