Leprosy is a disease that affects 7 million people around the world. Even though this disease is curable, many people affected by it continue to endure discrimination. 

Imagine that the very name of your condition is used by society, the media and even world leaders as a way to express a terrible outcome or situation.

Using the word 'leper' is dehumanising, disrespectful and wrong.  Nobody should ever be defined by their disease or by their appearance due to disability.

Please help us to end the prejudice and discrimination associated with leprosy by signing our petition to pledge not to use the word 'leper' or to mention leprosy out of context.

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