Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Events 2018
This page is regularly updated.
4th Jan World Braille Day – created to commemorate Louis Braille, the creator of Braille as a means of communication for people who are blind.
14th Jan National Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Day
21st Jan World Religion Day
22nd Jan – 26th Jan Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
25th Jan Young Carers Awareness Day #youngcarersawarenessday
4th February World Cancer Day
5th – 11th February Children’s Mental Health Week #BeingOurselves
21st March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – In 1998, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission delivered its findings on the massacre of March 21, 1960 at Sharpeville. The commission found that “police deliberately opened fire on an unarmed crowd that had gathered peacefully… to protest the pass laws”. That day is remembered and its significance is marked every year on the 21st of March
Stress Awareness Month
24th April World Holocaust Remembrance Day
26th April Lesbian Visibility Day
- An estimated 65 million people throughout the world have been forced to flee their homes. The numbers of protracted conflicts have increased. This has created more than 22 million refugees worldwide – but developing countries host over 80 per cent of people. There are an estimated 118,995 refugees living in the UK. That’s just 0.18 per cent of the total population (65.1 million people) (Source: British Red Cross).
2 Oct Anniversary of the Human Rights Act of 1998
8th Oct International Lesbian Day
11th Oct National Coming Out Day
26 Oct Intersex Awareness Day
Nov Transgender Awareness Week