Human Rights 2017


January 4:  World Braille Day
❃ January 11: International Human Trafficking Awareness Day
❃ January 15: Amnesty International’s Write For Rights (deadline to submit letters; campaign returns in September 2017)
❃ January 19: World Religion Day
❃ January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
❃ January 21: Million Women March (Washington, D.C.)
❃ January 27: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
❃ February: Black History Month (U.S., Canada)
❃ February 4: World Cancer Day
❃ February 6: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
❃ February 14: One Billion Rising for Justice (V-Day)
❃ February 20: World Day of Social Justice
❃ March: International Women’s Month
❃ March 8: International Women’s Day
March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
❃ March 22: World Water Day
❃ March 24: World Tuberculosis Day
❃ March 24: International Day of Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations & for the Dignity of Victims
❃ March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery & Transatlantic Slave Trade
❃ March 25: International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
❃ March 29: Earth Hour – 8:30-9:30 PM (Your Time Zone)
❃ April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (U.S.)
❃ April 2: World Autism Awareness Day
❃ April 4: International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action
❃ April 7: Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
❃ April 7: World Health Day
❃ April 12: International Day of Human Space Flight
❃ April 22: International Mother’s Day
❃ April 25: World Malaria Day
❃ April 29: Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Warfare
❃ April 30: International Jazz Day
❃ May: Mental Health Awareness Month
❃ May 3: World Press Freedom Day
❃ May 8-9: Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
❃ May 15: International Day of Families
❃ May 17: International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
❃ May 17: 63rd Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
❃ May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development
❃ May 19-25: National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth
❃ May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity (UNEP/CBD)
❃ May 23: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
❃ May 29: International Day of UN Peacekeepers
❃ June 1: Global Day of Parents
❃ June 4: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
❃ June 5: World Environment Day
❃ June 8: World Oceans Day
❃ June 12: World Day Against Child Labor
❃ June 14: World Blood Donor Day
❃ June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
❃ June 16: International Day of the African Child
❃ June 20: World Refugee Day
❃ June 23: United Nations Public Service Day
❃ June 23: International Widows’ Day
❃ June 26: International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
❃ June 26: United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
❃ July 11: World Population Day
❃ July 12: Malala Yousafzai’s Birthday
❃ July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day
❃ July 28: World Hepatitis Day
❃ July 30: International Day of Friendship
❃ August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
❃ August 11-12: Protest March Against KKK, White Nationalists & Neo-Nazis (Charlottesville, VA)
❃ August 12: International Youth Day
❃ August 19: Protest March Against Hate (Boston, MA)
❃ August 19: World Humanitarian Day
❃ August 19: Earth Overshoot Day
❃ August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & Its Abolition
❃ August 28: 52nd Anniversary of March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom (1963)
❃ August 28: Remembering Emmett Louis Till (1941-1955)
❃ August 29: International Day Against Nuclear Tests
❃ August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
❃ September 2017: Amnesty International’s Write For Rights (Dates TBA or email iar@aiusa.org)
❃ September 5: International Day of Charity
❃ September 8: International Literacy Day
❃ September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
❃ September 15: The 54th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church (1963)
❃ September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
❃ September 17: Clean Up the World Day
September 21: International Day of Peace
❃ September 21: Zero Emissions Days
❃ September 24: National Voter Registration Day
❃ September 28: World Rabies Day
❃ October 1: International Day of Older Persons
❃ October 2: International Day of Nonviolence
❃ October 5: World Teacher’s Day
❃ October 10: World Mental Health Day
❃ October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
❃ October 13: International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)
❃ October 15: International Day of Rural Women
❃ October 16: World Food Day
❃ October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
❃ October 19: National Pro Bono Week (Tentative Date)
❃ October 24: United Nations Day
❃ October 25: Make a Difference Day (#MDDAY)
❃ October 20-26: National Pro Bono Week
❃ November 2: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
❃ November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War & Armed Conflict (UNEP)
❃ November 10: Malala Yousafzai Day
❃ November 10: World Science Day for Peace and Development
❃ November 11: National Veterans Day
❃ November 12: World Pneumonia Day
❃ November 14: World Diabetes Day
❃ November 15: America Recycles Day
❃ November 16: International Day for Tolerance
❃ November 19: World Toilet Day
❃ November 20: Universal Children’s Day
❃ November 22: Africa Industrialization Day
❃ November 22: National Family Volunteer Day
❃ November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
❃ November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
❃ December 1: World AIDS Day
❃ December 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
❃ December 2: #GivingTuesday
❃ December 3: International Day of Disabled Persons
❃ December 5: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
❃ December 5: World Soil Day
❃ December 9: International Anti-Corruption Day
❃ December 10: Human Rights Day
❃ December 18: International Migrant Day
❃ December 20: International Human Solidarity Day

*Note: The list of dates and events is not exhaustive. Comment below if you see an error or would like me to add a date.

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