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8 March 2021 - 8 March 2021

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International Women’s Day

In 1975, the United Nations began observing International Women’s Day – an occasion to celebrate women’s achievement  – and in 1977, officially recognized it in a resolution calling for United Nations Day for Women and International Peace.

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25 March 2021 - 25 March 2021

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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

First observed in 2008 after a December 2007 resolution, the day honours and remembers the more than 15 million men, women and children who were brutalized under a slavery system that endured for more than 400 years. The legacy of the inhumane forced migration – 96 per cent of captives arrived in South America and the Caribbean islands – is the large population of people of African descent in the Americas.

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