Upcoming Human Rights Observances

National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day

Honors the 13th Amendment, which formally abolished slavery and was officially approved on February 1st 1865.

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World Day of Social Justice  

World Day of Social Justice  

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Zero Discrimination Day

Zero Discrimination Day

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International Womens Day

International Womens Day

Women occupy only 24% of parliamentary seats worldwide.

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World Consumer Rights Day

World Consumer Rights Day

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National Freedom of Information Day

National Freedom of Information Day

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Harmony Day

Harmony Day

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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National Rosie the Riveter Day

National Rosie the Riveter Day

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Right to Truth Day

Right to Truth Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims 

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Slavery Remembrance Day

Slavery Remembrance Day

For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history.

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Detained Staff Day

Detained Staff Day

A day to mobilize action, demand justice and strengthen our resolve to protect UN staff and peacekeepers, as well as staff in the non-governmental community and the press.

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SAAM Day of Action

SAAM Day of Action

The SAAM Day of Action takes place at the start of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda 

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda 

On April 7th, the Genocide Memorial Day public holiday in Rwanda memorialises victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

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National Day of Silence

National Day of Silence

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Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 

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International Day of Living Together in Peace

International Day of Living Together in Peace

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Child Victim Day

Child Victim Day

A day to acknowledge the pain of the children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental, and emotional abuse.

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World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 

Elder abuse is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict Day

Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict Day

A day to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world.

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World Refugee Day 

World Refugee Day 

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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 

Torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being.

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World Day for International Justice

World Day for International Justice

World Day for International Justice on 17 July recognises the emerging system of international criminal.

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World Day against Trafficking in Persons 

World Day against Trafficking in Persons 

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World Humanitarian Day 

World Humanitarian Day 

A day to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

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International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

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Slave Trade Remembrance Day

Slave Trade Remembrance Day

This International Day is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples.

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Emirati Womens Day

Emirati Womens Day

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International Day against Nuclear Tests  

International Day against Nuclear Tests  

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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 

Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within some societies.

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International Day of Democracy 

International Day of Democracy 

The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world.

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International Day of Peace 

International Day of Peace 

The International Day of Peace is celebrated annually on 21 September and is a United Nations-commissioned global holiday.

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International Day for Universal Access to Information

International Day for Universal Access to Information

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day for Universal Access to Information [UNESCO]

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International Day of Non-Violence 

International Day of Non-Violence 

Sharing the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.

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International Day of the Girl Child 

International Day of the Girl Child 

Promoting girls' rights, highlighting gender inequalities and addressing discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.

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National Stop Bullying Day

National Stop Bullying Day

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 

17 October presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty.

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World Development Information Day 

World Development Information Day 

Improving the dissemination of information leads to a greater awareness of the problems of development,

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 

In the past twelve years more than 1,000 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public.

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