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16 June 2020 - 16 June 2020


International Day of the African Child

The Day of the African Child, initiated by the Organization of African Unity in 1991, is celebrated on June 16 every year to mark the Soweto Uprising in South Africa in 1976 and to raise awareness of the need to improve the quality of education provided to African children.


28 May 2020 - 28 May 2020


Menstrual Hygiene Day

Poor menstrual hygiene caused by a lack of education on the issue, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to hygienic menstrual products and poor sanitation infrastructure undermines the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls around the world. As a result, millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential.


23 May 2020 - 23 May 2020


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. The condition typically leaves women incontinent, as well as subject to infections or other health conditions. Women with fistula are often shunned by their communities.