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Apr
04
Refugee Rights Day
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April 4th is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1985 Singh decision. In this decision the Supreme Court found that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the fundamental rights of refugees. The Court decided that ‘everyone’ includes refugee claimants in the sentence: ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.’ Refugee Rights Day is an opportunity to bring attention to the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada as a result of the Singh Decision. It is also a time to learn about the threats to those rights.

Date:
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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World
Apr
11
International Day of Pink
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The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world. The day was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The Day of Pink is a symbol that empowers and inspires youth across Canada to create social change.

Date:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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World
Apr
16
Equal Pay Day
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Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year, the exact day differs both by year and by country.  Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.

Date:
Monday, April 16, 2018
Location:
Canada
May
01
International Worker’s Day
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International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day and May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes. May Day has been acknowledged for more than a century and is an annual observance and celebration of the achievements of the trade union movement including the establishment of employment standards, occupational health and safety legislations, and old age security. While commemorating the hard-won victories of working people and the labour movement is important, May Day is also an annual reminder that the struggle remains as the impact of globalization can only be contested by heightened international solidarity.

Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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World
May
17
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
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The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. On this date in 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 2009, the (T) in IDAHOT was added to reflect transgender identities. And in 2015, biophiba was added to the day’s name to show solidarity with bisexual identities.

Date:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Location:
World