Life and Culture Events-December 2017

1st-31st Decembeared

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. However it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

Dads, brothers, sons, uncles, nephews, grandads – you can give hope and help stop bowel cancer this December.

If you are intrested in getting involved please visit the link below.

1st-7th Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are often viewed as ‘invisible illnesses’. This Awareness Week, we’re #MakingTheInvisibleVisible, so whether you Go Purple or whether you Say it on Social Media, let’s bring Crohn’s and Colitis out of the fog this December.

1st-7th Anger Awareness Week

Participating in National Anger Awareness week will encourage people to think about how anger impacts their lives and of creative ways to deal with this powerful emotion. Contrary to popular belief, if channelled correctly anger can in fact be a creative rather than a destructive force.

2nd International Day For Abolition Of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).

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.

3rd International Day People With Disability

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

5th International Volunteers Day

It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities.

10th Human Rights Day

This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

12th International Day Of Neutrality

In the face of political tension and escalating crises, it is of great importance to uphold the principles of sovereignty and the sovereign equality of States, territorial integrity, self-determination and non-intervention in the internal affairs of any State, and to defend, promote and encourage the settlement of international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security are not endangered.

15th Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

Its the most magical time of  year- fairy lights and baubles, snowmen and christmas trees. And on 15th December we want it all on a jumper! Thousands of people will be donning their daftest, most wonderful woolies- all for a great cause.

Together, we can make Save the Childrens Christmas Jumper Day the biggest,silliest day ever.

18th International Migrant Day

The total number of international migrants has increased from an estimated 175 million in 2000 to 244 million persons in 2015. Nearly two thirds of all international migrants live in Europe (76 million) or Asia (75 million). Migration is now more widely distributed across more countries.

20th International Human Solidarity Day

Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century, wherein those who either suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most.

25th Christmas Day

31st New Year