No discrimination and stigma against persons affected by leprosy

A barrier to treatment

This terrible stigma is also a barrier to treatment. Many people hide away, avoiding a diagnosis for fear of its consequences. It is crucial that we keep fighting this stigma and discrimination. In each other Priority Programme we will give special attention to the reduction of stigma and discrimination.

Streetshop of Shivshankar, a person affected by leprosy
Chai tea served by a person affected by leprosy

Ending the stigma of leprosy

ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations that NLR is a member of, published an insightful interactive report about the stigma and discrimination often experienced by people affected and disabled by leprosy. Read the report to learn more about the experience of stigma and how it can be overcome