Diversity & Awareness Raising Day Calendar

Diversity & Awareness Raising Day Calendar
YOUNG CARERS AWARENESS DAY

YOUNG CARERS AWARENESS DAY

26TH JANUARY

A day to to understand how difficult it can be for young carers to realise their hopes and dreams for the future unless they have the right support in place.

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month

FEBRUARY

The aim of the month is to celebrate the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from our past and present.

DISABLED ACCESS DAY

DISABLED ACCESS DAY

10TH - 12TH MARCH

A day to celebrate good access and create opportunities for people to try something new. The day is about highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places too.

DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK

DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK

14TH - 20TH MAY

The week aims to reach people who were worried about dementia and encourage them to confront their concerns and access the support and help they need.

IDAHOBIT DAY

IDAHOBIT DAY

17TH MAY

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia puts the spotlight on the discrimination experienced by many LGBT+ people around the world.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

27TH JANUARY

A day to remember the millions of people who were murdered or whose lives were changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

8TH MARCH

The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and puts the spotlight on the global action needed to accelerate gender parity.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

20TH MARCH

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognised happiness as a ‘fundamental human goal’ and called for members to promote happiness and well-being.

NATIONAL EPILEPSY WEEK

NATIONAL EPILEPSY WEEK

14TH - 20TH MAY

A week to tell as many people as possible about epilepsy and to help improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition.

CARERS WEEK

CARERS WEEK

12TH - 18TH JUNE

An annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

BISEXUAL VISIBILITY DAY

BISEXUAL VISIBILITY DAY

23RD SEPTEMBER

The day has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community and learn more about bisexuality.

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

10TH OCTOBER

The objective of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

STAMMERING AWARENESS DAY

STAMMERING AWARENESS DAY

22ND OCTOBER

The day is a great opportunity to talk about stammering. Only by talking openly about stammering will we gradually remove the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding it.

WORLD AIDS DAY

WORLD AIDS DAY

1ST DECEMBER

An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

OCTOBER

The day is an annual observance in the United States, Canada and the UK for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

11TH OCTOBER

The day is observed annually to celebrate coming out as LGBT+ and to raise awareness of the LGBT+ community, equality and to celebrate diversity.

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

20TH NOVEMBER

A day to remember those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

10TH DECEMBER

A call to stand up for someone’s rights. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe – with extremist movements on the rise.

This page is a work in progress and we are continuing to add days and initiatives to the calendar. Note : We’ve taken great care to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page but we cannot accept responsibility for omissions or errors. Please double check online before arranging events or communicating key dates and info.

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About The Author

Thomas Anderson

Founder and MD of Inclusive Networks. Thomas was Chair of the award winning LGBT network for The Co-operative Group, ‘Respect’ (2011-14). Thomas named the network and designed and managed all of the branding, communications and engagement until he stepped down from the role of Chair in March 2014. He also created the branding, name, was Editor of the quarterly magazine and developed the launch of the UK’s first Inter-Retail LGBT network ‘CheckOUT’. He contributed to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 5 Year review. In recognition of his work in the diversity field he was shortlisted for ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards, shortlisted for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at the 2012 Lesbian & Gay Foundation Homo Heroes Awards and shortlisted for the ‘Positive Action’ award at the 2013 Asian Fire Service Association Fair & Diverse Awards. He also won the 2012 ‘Pride of The Co-operative’ award. He is a judge for Scotland's biggest diversity awards, The Icon Awards.

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