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!
Celebrities are very influential, and how better to use their influences and join forces to fight against human trafficking. Human trafficking is a new form of slavery, modern day slavery. Women, children and even men are being forced into this slave trade. A girl does not wake up one morning and say, "I want to sell my body." Awareness is key in fighting against human trafficking.
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
These are the Facts on child sex trafficking. This is a huge problem in our country and it does not get the attention that it so desperately needs. .http://www.desertsolace.com/blog/2013/12/13/slavery-20-the-child-sex-trade-in-america/
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!