International Women's Day

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“We need women’s representation that reflects all women and girls in all their diversity and abilities, and across all cultural, social, economic and political situations. This is the only way we will get real societal change that incorporates women in decision-making as equals and benefits us all." said UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
 
International Women’s Day celebrated every year on 8th March in order to reflect on progress made, call for change, and recognise acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. When women lead, we see positive results. Some of the most efficient and exemplary responses to the COVID-19 pandemic were led by women. At the same time, women, especially young women, are at the forefront of diverse and inclusive movements online and on the streets for social justice, climate change, and equality in all parts of the world.

International HPV Awarness Day Campaign

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Today marks the 4th annual International HPV Awareness Day, a day that is used to spread knowledge and prevention around the globe. The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is joining forces worldwide to commemorate this Day and to spark conversation and promote a worldwide exchange of ideas, knowledge, and research materials about human papilloma viruses (HPV) and their associated diseases.
 
There are more than 200 different HPV types, 80 percent of people will have HPV at some point in their lifetime and while for many it will cause no harm. Whereas, some types of HPVs are known to cause certain type of cancers such as: cervical, anal, and/or pharyngeal cancer. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women and sadly an estimated 270,000 women die of cervical cancer every year.

Zero Discrimination Day

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The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) first celebrated the Zero Discrimination Day on 1st March 2014. Sadly, discrimination has many forms, from racial or religious discrimination to discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation or age, and to bullying at school or at work and it continues to undermine efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world and causes pain and suffering for many.
 
The theme for this year is “End Inequalities” and tackling inequality is not a new commitment. In 2015, all countries pledged to reduce inequality within and between countries as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On this day we have to Tackling inequality is not a new commitment—in 2015, all countries pledged to reduce inequality within and between countries as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Tackling inequality is not a new commitment—in 2015, all countries pledged to reduce inequality within and between countries as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. we neeis highlighting the urgent need to take action to end the inequalities surrounding income, sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity and religion that continue to persist around the world.highlight the urgent need to take action to end the inequalities surrounding income, sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity and religion that continue to persist around the world.

International Mother Language Day

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The International Mother Language Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on the 17th of November 1999 and was firstly observed in 2000. Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education, and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalisation processes, they are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether.
 
Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. At least 43 percent of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.

World Day of Social Justice

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Today is the World Day of Social Justice, and its commemoration supports efforts by the international community to search for solutions to achieve sustainable development, poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, universal social protection, gender equality and access to social well-being and justice for all.The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly.

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, or disability. As inequalities widen, the social fabric of our societies is both stretched and strained. This often leads to a downward spiral of economic and social uncertainty and even unrest.