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February 2018

LGBT History Month Scotland

February 1 - February 28
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 1 of February, repeating indefinitely

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month Scotland takes place  every February. It is an opportunity to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer lives and culture, and to recognise the significant contribution LGBT people have made to our country and the world at large. It is also an opportunity for learning, discussion and debate around the continued fight for LGBT liberation.    LGBT History Month Scotland   For information on LGBT History Month UK (organised by Schools Out) click HERE

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March 2018

Zero Discrimination Day

March 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 1 of March, repeating until 1st March 2019

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A day designated to the celebration of everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, height, weight, profession, education, and beliefs.

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University Mental Health Day

March 2
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 2 of March, repeating until 2nd March 2019

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University Mental Health Day aims to bring student mental health into focus. The day is designed to get students involved in projects and events in order to build a larger support network of staff and students for future health promotion and campaigns.

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Disabled Access Day

March 11
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 11 of March, repeating until 11th March 2019

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A day dedicated to promoting accessible spaces with access demonstrations and events organised locally in many locations.

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May 2018

World Press Freedom Day

May 3
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 3 of May, repeating until 3rd May 2019

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3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom: to evaluate press freedom around the world; to defend the media from attacks on their independence; and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

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Learning Disability Week

May 14 - May 20
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely

2018 Learning Disability Week 2018: My Generation! Monday 14th – Sunday 20th May. "2018 marks the ‘Year of Young People’ in Scotland, and the theme for Learning Disability Week reflects that. ‘My Generation’ will focus the country’s attention on the experiences of young people with learning disabilities in Scotland" (SCLD) #LDWeek2018     2017 Scotland’s national Learning Disability Week will be held from 15th-21st May 2017 This year's theme is:  Looking back, thinking forward.   Scottish Commission For learning Disability :  2017 is…

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

May 17
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 17 of May, repeating indefinitely

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The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. In under a decade, May 17 has established itself the single most important date for LGBTI communities to mobilise on a worldwide scale.      

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June 2018

Gypsy, Roma & Travellers History Month

June 1 - June 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 1 of June, repeating indefinitely

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Gypsy Roma & Travellers History Month logo

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month celebrates Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture and history by tackling the negative stereotyping and prejudices that dominate the media. GRT History Month aims to challenge narratives that erase the impact that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people have had on British history.

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July 2018

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 30 of July, repeating indefinitely

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A day dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. While it is not known how many of these victims were trafficked, the estimate implies that currently, there are millions of trafficking in persons victims in the world.

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August 2018

Roma Genocide Remembrance Day

August 2
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 2 of August, repeating until 2nd August 2018

A day in remembrance of the 2,897 Roma people killed in Auschwitz on 2 August 1944.

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