Awareness Days 28/11/2022
Friday the 2nd of December 2022 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
According to the International Labour Organisation more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery, with a further 150 million children subjected to child labour. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery focuses on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery such as trafficking, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, as well as forced marriages and the recruitment of children in armed conflicts. For more information visit the UN website.
Saturday the 3rd of December 2022 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Disability inclusion is a fundamental human right that ties to the UN’s agenda for Sustainable Development that leave no one behind. The COVID-19 pandemic further deepened pre-existing inequalities and disabled people were among the most impacted by the crisis. In the week that the world’s population hit 8 billion, 1 billion people have a disability and over 80% of those with disabilities live in developing countries. This International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote the rights of disabled people and fight inequality. For more information as well as events held by the UN visit the website.
Saturday the 3rd of December 2022 – Tree Dressing Day
Tree dressing is based on many old customs from around the world. Tree Dressing Day falls on the first weekend of December and was initiated by Common Ground in 1990. Trees have historically been celebrated for their spiritual significance and it is a chance to celebrate local customs and appreciate nature and trees. It is a chance to reconnect with ancient traditions such as the Celtic custom of tying cloth dipped in water from a holy well. You could also get involved by decorating a Christmas tree.