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Global Calendar

You can find out more by clicking on the events

Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January

LGBT History Month February

Fairtrade Fortnight 23 February to 8 March 2015

International Women’s Day 8 March

Refugee Week 16 to 22 June 2014 

Empty Classroom Day 20 June

Water Week 7 to 11 July 2014

Malala Day 14 July

Black History Month October

International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 

Universal Children's Day 20 November

International Day of People with Disability 3 December 

Rokeya Day 9 December

For a full list of annual events, go to www.globaldimension.org.uk/calendar

 

Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January
This day everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Communities together: Build a Bridge, is about Journeys -  learn of the multitude of Journeys that people were forced to undertake, in fear of what would be found at the end.
Click here to read more.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month
LGBT History Month celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. LGBT HM is celebrated in February in the UK but our work to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continues throughout the year. Education is especially important to achieving this so much of our work focuses on schools.
Click here to view resources.

Fairtrade Fortnight February
Two weeks set aside every year in which the principles and products of fair trade are promoted and the links between consumers and producers are highlighted. 
Click here to read more about Fairtrade Fortnight and see our section on www.globalfootprints.org/fairtradeschools
If you are interested in an Ethical School Uniform Policy? than 
click here and for a Model Ethical School Uniform Policy click here.

International Women’s Day 8 March
Every year on the 8th March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. In the past women’s rights and achievements haven’t always been held as important, and even today there are places in the world where women do not have the same rights as men.
Click here to read more. 

Refugee Week 16-22 June
This June, Refugee Week is celebrating the positive contributions that refugee children and young people make (and will go on to make)
Click here to read more. 

Empty Classroom Day 20 June
on 20 June, pupils will be going outside to learn. The Empty Classroom Day is a project created by a collection of organisations who met at London Sustainable Schools Forum (LSSF) and all support learning outside the classroom, in playgrounds, parks, farms, activity centres and nature reserves.
Click here to read more. 

Water Week 7-11 July
Give young people the opportunity to learn about global issues, develop their skills and values as active global citizens and make a difference to the world. Oxfam Water Week is taking place this summer, from 7-11 July.
Click here to read more. 

Malala Day 14 July
United Nations has declared July 14th as Malala Day in honour of the Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last month for campaigning for girls’ education. For teaching resources to help your school mark Malala Day, browse through www.globaldimension.org.uk listed under the topics ofEducation and Gender.

Black History Month October
For further information about BHM and what is happening near you, please visit
www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk. Click here to read more.

International Day of the Girl Child 11 October
An
international observance day declared by the United Nations. 11 October 2012, will be the first Day of the Girl. Click here for more websites celebrating the launch of this exciting day. 

Universal Children's Day 20 November
The day to celebrate and promote the welfare of children around the world. 
Click here to find out more. 

International Day of People with Disability 3 December 2014
"promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life". (Text taken from UN 'Enable' website: www.un.org/disabilities)

Rokeya Day 9 December
Rokeya Shekhawat Hossein (1880 - 1932). Click here to find out about Rokeya and here to read her book, Sultana's Dream.