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International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers”, Takes place annually May 29, “to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in …

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Malcolm X

African-American Muslim minister and human Civil rights activist Malcolm X was Born 19th May in 1925. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, antisemitism, …

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International concientious Objectors Day

International Conscientious Objectors day takes place annually on 15 May. A conscientious objector is an “individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service” on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion. In some countries, conscientious objectors are assigned to an alternative civilian service as a substitute for conscription or …

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NSPCC

The children’s charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was launched in London on 14 May 1889 to campaign for and work towards child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.It was founded after Liverpool businessman Thomas Agnew visited the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to …

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Ian Rankin OBE DL

PProlific Scottish crime thriller writer Ian Rankin, OBE, DL was born 28th April 1960. His best known books are the Inspector Rebus novels, although He has also written several pieces of literary criticism. Rankin did not set out to be a crime writer. He thought his first novels Knots and Crosses and Hide and Seek …

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World Consumer Rights Day

World Consumer Rights Day is held annually on 15 March to promote the basic rights of Consumers and to make sure those rights are respected and protected and to protest against market abuses and social injustices which undermine them. The organisation was first established in 1960 as the International Organisation of Consumers Unions (IOCU) by …

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated anually on March 8 every year to commemorate the movement for women’s rights. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America.On March 8, 1917, in the capital of the …

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Malcolm X

On February 21, 1965, Human Rights Activist Malcolm X was assassinated, as he prepared to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom, after a disturbance broke out in the 400-person audience. As Malcolm X and his bodyguards moved to quiet the disturbance, a man seated in the front row rushed forward and …

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World day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice takes place annually on 20 February in order  to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. Many organizations, including the UN and the International Labour Office, make statements on the importance of social justice for people. Many organizations also present plans for greater social justice by …

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Religious Freedoms Day

Religious Freedom Day takes place annually on January 16 in the United States of America. It commemorates the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786.The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was drafted in 1777 (however it was not first introduced into the Virginia General Assembly …

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