The following is a list of important dates designated for creating awareness of children’s issues. Please send us an email at [email protected] if you would like to see other dates included in this list.
At House of Mercy Children’s Home, Lagos, Nigeria (HOM), we endeavour to challenge those with responsibility to protect the rights of children to survival, development and wellbeing as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
We hope that the following dates will mobilise and inspire concerned organisations and individuals to take action to improve the lives of children and that the relevant government departments will ensure that children are placed at the forefront of the development agenda.
African Renaissance – Our vision is of a prosperous and peaceful African continent where every child lives in safety and dignity and is enabled to reach his or her full potential.
- 1 January The Haitian Revolution: January 1, 1804
Haitian Revolution – Révolution haïtienne – Revolução haitiana
- 4 January World Braille Day
- 29 January World Leprosy Eradication Day
- 17 July World Day for International Justice
Justice and Reparation – Justice et Réparation – Justiça e Reparação
The Long Overdue Reparation – La Réparation Attendue depuis Longtemps – A Reparação Há Muito Vencida
We pay tribute to the dedication, hard work and commitment of the many front-line social workers, professionals and people in Africa and the Diaspora who are striving to build a child-friendly world for this and future generations.