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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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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 9 of August, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

Every year the 9 August is commemorated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day is celebrated with special events around the world.

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September 2018

International Literacy Day

September 8
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 8 of September, repeating indefinitely

International Literacy Day logo

Literacy is a basic human right as well as a fundamental building block for learning and personal empowerment, and can act as a catalyst for social and global progress. International Literacy Day celebrates the joy of reading whilst raising awareness of those without access to education.  

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October 2018

World Habitat Day

October 5
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 5 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Habitat Day logo

The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

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World Mental Health Day

October 10
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 10 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Human Rights Day logo

World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, is on 10 October each year. A day dedicated to raising awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health problems can live with dignity.

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World Mental Health Day – 10 October

October 10
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 10 of October, repeating indefinitely

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UN Observance: World Mental Health Day - 10 October  

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World Sight Day

October 13
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 13 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Sight Day braille logo

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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

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A designated day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

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November 2018

16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence

November 25 - December 10
16 days of action

2016 : Glasgow’s 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. 16 Days on Facebook

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 25 of November, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

Violence against women is a human rights violation and a consequence of discrimination against women. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is a call to end gender inequality and to demonstrate that prevention is both possible and essential.

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December 2018

World AIDS Day

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

World AIDS Day logo

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 2 of December, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery focuses on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

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International Day of People with Disability

December 3
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 3 of December, repeating indefinitely

IDoPwD logo

IDPwD aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities.

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Human Rights Day

December 10
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 10 of December, repeating indefinitely

Human Rights Day logo

  Human Rights Day 2016: Stand up for someone’s rights today #standup4humanrights   Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.  

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International Migrants Day

December 18
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 18 of December, repeating indefinitely

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UN Observances: International Migrants Day 18th December

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January 2019

World Braille Day

4th January 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 4 of January, repeating indefinitely

World Braille Day postage stamp

A day dedicated to creating awareness about the challenges faced by visually impaired individuals and to encourage businesses and governments to create economic and social opportunities for blind people. For more information about braille, see the World Braille Foundation website.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

27th January 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of January, repeating indefinitely

Holocaust Memorial Day candle logo

Annual remembrance day. 2018: THE POWER OF WORDS 27th January  #HMD2018 2017 : 'How Can Life Go On?'. Visit the website for ways to get involved.

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February 2019

LGBT History Month Scotland

1st February 2019 - 28th February 2019
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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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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6th February 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of February, repeating indefinitely

2018 This month's issue of the FGM Newsletter January 2018  : news on Scottish events and resources to mark the International Day of  Zero Tolerance for Female Mutilation Events in Glasgow and Edinburgh - Royal College of Midwives Conference 6th February, Edinburgh - 'Bleeding Blade' Screening, 14th Feb, Edinburgh - Raising awareness of FGM Monday 5th Feb Glasgow See also: https://www.fgmaware.org/   The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an international awareness day promoting the abandonment of FGM, aiming…

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World Day of Social Justice

20th February 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 20 of February, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexuality or disability.

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March 2019

Zero Discrimination Day

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

Zero Discrimination Day logo

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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May 2019

World Press Freedom Day

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

World Press Freedom Day dove logo

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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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

17th May 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 17 of May, repeating indefinitely

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia logo

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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August 2019

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

9th August 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 9 of August, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

Every year the 9 August is commemorated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day is celebrated with special events around the world.

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September 2019

International Literacy Day

8th September 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 8 of September, repeating indefinitely

International Literacy Day logo

Literacy is a basic human right as well as a fundamental building block for learning and personal empowerment, and can act as a catalyst for social and global progress. International Literacy Day celebrates the joy of reading whilst raising awareness of those without access to education.  

Find out more »
October 2019

World Habitat Day

5th October 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 5 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Habitat Day logo

The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

Find out more »

World Mental Health Day

10th October 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 10 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Human Rights Day logo

World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, is on 10 October each year. A day dedicated to raising awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health problems can live with dignity.

Find out more »

World Mental Health Day – 10 October

10th October 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 10 of October, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

UN Observance: World Mental Health Day - 10 October  

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World Sight Day

13th October 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 13 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Sight Day braille logo

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17th October 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 17 of October, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

A designated day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

Find out more »
November 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25th November 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 25 of November, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

Violence against women is a human rights violation and a consequence of discrimination against women. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is a call to end gender inequality and to demonstrate that prevention is both possible and essential.

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December 2019

World AIDS Day

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

World AIDS Day logo

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

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

UN logo

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery focuses on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

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International Day of People with Disability

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

IDoPwD logo

IDPwD aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities.

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Human Rights Day

10th December 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 10 of December, repeating indefinitely

Human Rights Day logo

  Human Rights Day 2016: Stand up for someone’s rights today #standup4humanrights   Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.  

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International Migrants Day

18th December 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 18 of December, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

UN Observances: International Migrants Day 18th December

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January 2020

World Braille Day

4th January 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 4 of January, repeating indefinitely

World Braille Day postage stamp

A day dedicated to creating awareness about the challenges faced by visually impaired individuals and to encourage businesses and governments to create economic and social opportunities for blind people. For more information about braille, see the World Braille Foundation website.

Find out more »

Holocaust Memorial Day

27th January 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Holocaust Memorial Day candle logo

Annual remembrance day. 2018: THE POWER OF WORDS 27th January  #HMD2018 2017 : 'How Can Life Go On?'. Visit the website for ways to get involved.

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February 2020

LGBT History Month Scotland

1st February 2020 - 28th February 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6th February 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

2018 This month's issue of the FGM Newsletter January 2018  : news on Scottish events and resources to mark the International Day of  Zero Tolerance for Female Mutilation Events in Glasgow and Edinburgh - Royal College of Midwives Conference 6th February, Edinburgh - 'Bleeding Blade' Screening, 14th Feb, Edinburgh - Raising awareness of FGM Monday 5th Feb Glasgow See also: https://www.fgmaware.org/   The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an international awareness day promoting the abandonment of FGM, aiming…

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World Day of Social Justice

20th February 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 20 of February, repeating indefinitely

UN logo

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexuality or disability.

Find out more »
May 2020

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

17th May 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia logo

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.      

Find out more »
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