Any day is a good day to defend fundamental freedoms! But here are 20 anniversaries you can use to promote human rights.
January 16 – Religious Freedom Day
January 27 – Holocaust Victims Day
February 12 – Red Hand Day (to stop the use of child soldiers)
February 20 – World Day of Social Justice
May 3 – World Press Freedom Day
May 29 – UN Peacekeepers Day
June 12 – World Day Against Child Labor
June 20 – World Refugee Day
July 30 – World Day against Trafficking in Persons
December 2 – Global Abolition of Slavery Day
December 9 – Genocide Prevention Day
Dec. 10 – Human Rights Day (Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
You can also use national anniversaries or constitution days of countries you are focused on, as a peg for your floor speech, letter, or other action.