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2 December is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict. Join the discussion on Poemhunter forum "News and Current Events" http://www.poemhunter.com/forum/discussion.asp?forum=1025 Raise Awareness, Stop Human Trafficking Now!

25 November is “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. Share your thoughts and learn more about this matter on Poemhunter forum “News and Current Events” http://www.poemhunter.com/forum/discussion.asp?forum=1025 Take action and say no to gender based violence!

20 March is also the World Storytelling Day, a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. On this day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. This years theme is: Trees Read more about this special day on Poemhunter's forum 'News and Current Events' http://www.poemhunter.com/forum/discussion.asp?forum=1025

February 21 is International Mother Language Day. This day is an observance to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. A poem for Mother Language Day: "Our Mother Tongue" by Jose Rizal http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/our-mother-tongue/ More information on Poemhunter's forum "News and Current Events" http://www.poemhunter.com/forum/discussion.asp?forum=1025

February 20 is the World Day of Social Justice, a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. Share your thoughts about this day on Poemhunter's forum "News and Current Events" http://www.poemhunter.com/forum/discussion.asp?forum=1025 Here is a poem for this day: "The Lovers of the Poor" by Gwendolyn Brooks http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-lovers-of-the-poor/

27 March is World Theatre Day and this year marks the 50th anniversary of World Theatre Day, created to celebrate the power of theatre to strengthen cultural exchange and mutual understanding across borders. Visit Poemhunter's forum "News and Current Events" to see who were past World Theatre Day messengers and to read John Malkovich's 2012 World Theatre Day Message. http://www.poemhunter.com/forum/discussion.asp?forum=1025 Happy World Theatre Day!