WELCOME, 2015!

Our most fervent hope for 2015 is that children everywhere will be cared for, loved and protected.  We hope that families, friends and teachers will be positive role-models, and that they will be able to provide excellent learning opportunities for children in their care.

During the year, there are a number of opportunities to advocate for children and families.  Click on the links to find out more about each day.  You can also download UNICEF’s Advocacy Calendar for South Africa 2015.

We hope 2015 brings great happiness to you, and to all children and their families.


20 February World Day of Social Justice
21 February International Mother Language Day
8 March International Women’s Day
4 April Child Labour Day 2015
23 April World Book Day
15 May International Day of Families 2015
27 May – 2 June Child Protection Week 2015
28 May International Day of Action for Women’s Health
1 June Global Day of Parents
4 June International Day of Innocent Children: Victims of Aggression
12 June World Day Against Child Labour
1 – 31 July Nelson Mandela Month 2015
18 July Nelson Mandela International Day
9 August National Women’s Day
1 – 7 September National Book Week
8 September International Literacy Day
5 October World Teachers’ Day
11 October International Day of the Girl Child
9 – 15 October National Nutrition Week
15 October Global Handwashing Day
7 November National Children’s Day
8 November International Literacy Day
20 November Universal Children’s Day
25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 November  – 10 December 16 Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women and Children 2015
3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities
10 December International Human Rights Day
20 December International Human Solidarity Day