Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign Month
1st Sunday in November
Trans Parents Day
Trans Parent Day, established in 2009, serves as a day of global recognition and respect for transgender parents. Celebrated on the first Sunday in November, it acts as a replacement for traditional Mother's Day and Father's Day, emphasizing the importance of supporting and acknowledging parents in all their diverse forms, both conventional and unconventional. Today, the observance also extends to parents of transgender children, involving modest celebrations and expressions of gratitude to parents or caregivers.
2nd week in November
Transgender Awareness Week
Transgender Awareness Week, taking place from November 13 to November 19, precedes the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), a commemoration of victims of violence stemming from transphobia. TDoR occurs annually on November 20, with transgender advocates using it as an opportunity to raise awareness of the transgender community through educational and advocacy efforts.
November 25th - December 10
16 Days of Activism
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, an international campaign launched in 1991, begins on November 25, which marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and runs until December 10, celebrated as Human Rights Day. This initiative was initiated to confront and speak out against gender-based violence while reaffirming the commitment to eradicating violence against women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ individuals.
Restorative Justice Week
Restorative Justice Week has been acknowledged every year in the third week of November since 1996. During this time, it offers an opportunity to contemplate the practical applications of restorative justice in daily challenges and showcase recent achievements in the field, especially in Canada.
Bullying Awareness Week
Bullying Awareness Week, which typically falls on November 14 to 18, is an occasion in the third week of November dedicated to fostering awareness and understanding of bullying and its profound effects.
World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse
November 19th has been designated World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse by the Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF), a non-governmental organization. Since 2000, this annual event has mobilized governments and societies to take action against child abuse, encompassing physical, sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, and even fatality. Astonishingly, nearly 80% of the perpetrators are the parents themselves. It's a crucial issue that calls for collective responsibility. The American Psychology Association (APA) has produced a fact sheet containing information on the identification and prevention of child abuse.
Universal Children’s Day
World Children's Day, originally established as Universal Children's Day in 1954, is celebrated every year on November 20th. It aims to promote international unity, raise awareness among children worldwide, and enhance the welfare of children. This date holds significance as it marks the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 by the UN General Assembly.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), observed annually on November 20, is a solemn occasion that commemorates transgender individuals who lost their lives to acts of anti-transgender violence.
International Day to End Violence Against Women
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was officially designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. It falls on November 25 to commemorate the lives of the Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic, who were tragically assassinated in 1960. The day pays homage to their memory and calls for global recognition of gender-based violence.