stigma

  • 11 Aug 2012

    The dismissal of whole sections of society as comparatively worthless by politicians and the media seems bad enough, but in a recent radio discussion about global population growth, the term ‘useless eaters’ was used, says Berandette Meaden. This chilling phrase is used by some people to refer to anybody who consumes resources without producing any. A dangerous philosophy is being created on this basis. It stigmatises disabled people, the poor and many more besides.

  • 15 Nov 2011

    UK-based global development agency Christian Aid has announced a photo project on living with stigma timed for World AIDS Day.

  • 22 Dec 2010

    An NGO in Somaliland working with people who have been abandoned by their families because of HIV and AIDS, has won a prestigious human rights award.