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Burn out the word “stigma”, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador sends a message against discrimination of people living with HIV.

Hanoi, 27 November 2010 -- UNICEF Good Will Ambassador, Vu Nguyen Ha Anh, joined a thousand teenagers in Hanoi in the Dance for Life event, which aimed to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS and challenge stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV.

The Dance for Life event is organized every two years on the Saturday before World AIDS Day. This year, one thousand young people gathered in Ha Noi to dance together with tens of thousands of young people all around the world to make a worldwide statement to world leaders about HIV and AIDS. United by one cause and connected live via satellite, they danced together for life in front of each other and the world. They danced to inspire the world, to gain their support, and to remind the world leaders of the promises they made regarding the Millennium Development Goals.

Participated in the event in Hanoi were famous local artists like the Vietnamese singer Minh Quan, comedian Xuan Bac, Big Toe Dance Crew and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Model Vu Nguyen Ha Anh. Together with Nguyen Thi Hue, the winner of Viet Nam first beauty competition of women living with HIV, Ha Anh burned out the word “stigma” and called upon the world to take action to address the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV. “Each one of us can do something to reduce stigma and discrimination. Everyone should stand up and act to address stigma and discrimination”, she said.



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