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Commission Website: Information for Students - Children's Rights

Friday 14 December, 2012

Check out the list of celebrations and anniveraries below. You can visit the links provided to find out more.

Stop Press: Check out the new Rights & Freedoms calendar

Perhaps you would like to celebrate a human rights date in your school or community. You could:

  • invite a speaker to come to your classroom
  • hold a cultural day and celebrate diversity in our society or
  • create an award to celebrate the achievements of someone who has been a champion of human rights in your local community.

Alternatively, why not brainstorm with your friends or classmates to come up with an event of your own.

The Commission would like to hear how you are celebrating human rights. Email: to let us know.

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February 21 February
International Mother Language Day
March 8 March
International Women's Day &

21 March
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day (Australia)
April 7 April
World Health Day
May 3 May
World Press Freedom Day
15 May
International Day of Families &
June 4 June
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
20 June
World Refugee Day & &
26 June
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
July 11 July
World Population Day
August 9 August
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
12 August
International Youth Day &
September 21 September
International Day of Peace &
October 1 October
International Day of Older Persons &
10 October
World Mental Health Day and
17 October
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
4th Wednesday of October
Universal Children's Day (Australia)

November 16 November
International Day for Tolerance
25 November
International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women
December 3 December
International Day of Persons with Disabilties
10 December
Human Rights Day & 

18 December
International Migrants Day