People affected by leprosy can suffer some of the worst discrimination and prejudice within a society.
They are often deliberately overlooked and excluded from government grants and schemes. It can be exceptionally difficult for those affected by leprosy to secure constant, reliable employment, regardless of disability. This level of constant discrimination is a serious and life altering violation of human rights.
Lepra assist in numerous ways, including community outreach programmes, active case finding, education programmes and lobbying at a national and international level. People with leprosy are entitled to the same benefits and standard of life as anyone else. This is something Lepra passionately advocates for.