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Key Awareness Days

Date(s)

Event

11th January 2023

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

6th February 2023

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

6th February 2023 to 12th February 2023

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

7th February 2023

Safer Internet Day

12th February 2023

International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism as and when Conducive to Terrorism

27th - 5th March

CyberScotland Week 2023

1st March 2023

Self-Injury Awareness Day

8th March 2023

International Women's Day

18th March 2023

Child Exploitation Day

21st March 2023

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

24th March 2023

International Day for the right to the truth concerning Gross Human Right Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

25th March 2023

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

12th June 2023

World Day against Child Labour

18th June 2023

International Day for Countering Hate Speech

19th June 2023

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

26th June 2023

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26th June 2023

United Nations International Day

3rd July-9th July 2023 

Alcohol Awareness Week 

30th July 2023

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

21st August 2023

International Day of Remembrance and tribute to the victims of Terrorism

22nd August 2023

International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief

23rd August 2023

International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition

30th August 2023

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

31st August 2023

International Overdose Awareness Day 

10th September 2023

World Suicide Prevention Day

11th October 2023

International Day of the Girl Child

5th October 2023

International Day of No Prostitution

6th October 2023

World Smile Day

8th to the 16th October 2023

National Hate Crime Week

10th October 2023

World Mental Health Day

2nd-8th October

Challenge Poverty Week 2023

17th October 2023

Child Poverty Day

18th October 2023

Anti-Slavery Day

18th November 2023

World Day for prevention of child sexual abuse, exploitation

25th November 2023

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25th November 2023-10th December 2023

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 

2nd December 2023

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

10th December 2023

Human Rights Day