Be Part Of The Action And Plan Your Year Around These Major Social Justice Days

By Jessica Best
18th Mar 2021

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There’s no better time than the now to get behind a cause you’re passionate about.

Already, 2021 has been a year of action. There are countless, meaningful petitions to be signed demanding change, social justice marches to join and powerful brands to get around that truly give back to issues that are close to your heart. Basically, it’s easier than ever to put your money where your mouth is.

To help you take matters into your own hands this year and be part of the action, we’ve gone and created your very own social justice calendar of awareness days. And while we should always be striving for change and progress outside of these dedicated days, these dates are a great way to start conversations with your mates, plan charity drives around to raise funds and awareness and give concentrated visibility to causes with new research and statistics.

Check out the important social justice days of 2021.


March 21—Harmony Day
​March 21—World Down Syndrome Day
March 31—International Trans Day Of Visibility


April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 2—World Autism Awareness Day
April 7—World Health Day
April 17—Youth Homelessness Matters Day
April 28—Pay It Forward Day


May: Domestic And Family Violence Prevention Month
May 1National Youth Week
May 3World Press Freedom Day
May 17International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 21World Day of Cultural Diversity
May 26Sorry Day
May 27Reconciliation Week


June 3Mabo Day
June 5World Environment Day
June 8World Oceans Day
June 20Refugee Week


July 1NAIDOC Week
July 14International Non-Binary People’s Day


August 1Homelessness Prevention Week
August 27Wear It Purple Day (LGBTIQA+ awareness day)
August 12International Youth Day
August 19World Humanitarian Day
August 23International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade and Abolition


September: Biodiversity Month
September 1—World Emotional Trauma Awareness Day
September 9—Are U OK? Day
September 10—World Suicide Prevention Day
September 23—International Day of Sign Languages


October 1—Anti-Poverty Week
October 3—Mental Health Week
October 10—Mental Health Day


November: Social Justice Month
November 20—Transgender Day of Remembrance


December 1—World AIDS Day
December 3—International Day of People with Disabilities
December 10—Human Rights Day

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Image credit: Mike Von

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