AIOT Joint Statement on Human Rights – We Stand in Solidarity Against Discrimination and Violence

– 12 June 2020 –

We Stand in Solidarity Against Discrimination and Violence

During these unprecedented times, leaders of APOA, EFORT, PAOA, SICOT and SLAOT want to take a stand to support the victims of discrimination all over the world. We recognize the pain, frustration and despair arising from injustices that people face every day. We reject all forms of discrimination including those based on characteristics such as race, culture, gender, religion and disability.

AIOT unconditionally believes in human rights and is against any form of discrimination. We support individuals and organizations who seek a path toward moral and political equality through peaceful nonviolent resistance and open discussion. This is a call to action for each and every one of us across the world to do more, to speak up and be part of lasting solutions. It is time to seek change diligently against systemic discrimination deeply rooted in our world.

Contributors (in alphabetical order):

  • Jamal Ashraf (Secretary General, APOA)
  • Onder Aydingoz (Past President, EFORT)
  • Mohit Bhandari (Research Academy Chairman, SICOT)
  • Horacio Caviglia (President, SLAOT)
  • Ali Hassan Chamseddine (Past Vice President, PAOA)
  • David Choon (Immediate Past President, APOA)
  • Mohamed Darwish (President, PAOA)
  • Mahmut Nedim Doral (President, APOA)
  • John Dormans (President, SICOT)
  • Francisco Forriol (Vice President, SLAOT)
  • Klaus-Peter Günther (President, EFORT)
  • Philippe Hernigou (Treasurer, SICOT)
  • Vikas Khanduja (Education Academy Chairman, SICOT)
  • David Limb (Secretary General, EFORT)
  • Edward T Mah (Past President, APOA)
  • Philippe Neyret (Immediate Past President, EFORT)
  • Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran (Immediate Past President.

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AIOT is the joint platform of five leading international organizations of orthopaedics and traumatology. It was established to increase collaboration and facilitate communication among member organizations in 2018.

AIOT member organizations (in alphabetical order):

  • APOA (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association).
  • EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics ad Traumatology).
  • PAOA (Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association).
  • SICOT (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie).
  • SLAOT (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Ortopedia y Traumatología).
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