March On

1st – Zero Discrimination Day; 8th – International Women’s Day; 21st – Eliminate Racial Discrimination; 25th – Remember the Victims of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. These four International observance days reflect on experiences and histories, and are a call to action to embrace and implement global, sustainable change, and positive outcomes.

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Zero Discrimination Day
March 1st

On the 10th anniversary of Zero Discrimination Day UNAIDS calls for the protection of human rights as a path to protecting health for all.

International Women’s Day
March 8th

International Women’s Day 2024 campaign theme is ‘Inspire Inclusion’ When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. Collectively, let’s forge a more inclusive world for women.

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Eliminate Racial Discrimination
March 21st

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960.
Pass laws were part of the
white-dominance in the government systems designed to segregate, control, stigmatize, and restrict movements of Black African citizens. Pass laws were one of the dominant features of the apartheid system.


International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
March 25th

To honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Unveiled in 2015; The Ark of Return by Rodney Leon, an American architect of Haitian descent, permanently honours the victims.

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