Advocacy Calendar

January

11   Human Trafficking Awareness Day
18-25  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

March

2     World Day of Prayer
8     International Women’s Day
22   World Water Day

April

5-8  Ecumenical Advocacy Days (varies each year)
7     World Health Day
15   Global Day of Action on Military Spending (on or near Tax Day in U.S.)
22   Earth Day

May

6     Immigrant Rights Sunday (first Sunday in May)
12   World Fair Trade Day

June

10   Global Day of Prayer to End Famine
20   World Refugee Day
26   International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

July

27   Korea Armistice Day (see Korea Peace Treaty Campaign)

August

6      Hiroshima Day of Remembrance
9      International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
19    World Humanitarian Day

September

21   International Day of Peace
16-22  World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (varies each year)

October

7     World Communion Sunday (always first Sunday in October)
8     Indigenous People’s Day (“Columbus Day”)
11   International Day of the Girl
14-20  Churches Week of Action on Food
14-20  Breaking the Silence/Congo Week (always third week in October)
16   World Food Day
24   United Nations Day (anniversary of the UN Charter)

November

19   World Toilet Day
25   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

December

1     World AIDS Day
10   Human Rights Day (anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
18   International Migrants Day


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