Diversity Days

On Diversity Days we celebrate and support the rich diversity of our UNSW community.

The days listed are celebrated each year at UNSW. You can find more comprehensive calendars via the Harmony Day and the United Nations websites. 

Creating a sense of belonging at UNSW.

Find useful information and promotional materials e.g. posters, Facebook and Instagram posts to download and use in your Faculty/Division on key diversity days. 

Diversity Calendar 2020

14 February - 1 March 2020

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Shining a global light on the LGBTQI+ lives, culture and community.

 

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8 March 2020

International Women's Day 

Share the responsibility to achieve gender equity and celebrate the achievements of women.

 

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21 Mar 2020

Harmony Day

Celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity. A day of respect, inclusiveness and belonging.

 

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31 Mar 2020

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Empowering the trans community through a celebration of trans people achievements.

 

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17 May 2020 

IDAHOBIT 

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia draws attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people. 

 

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21 May 2020

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 

Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. 

 

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26 May 2020

National Sorry Day 

Recognise and acknowledge people from the Stolen Generations. 

 

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27 May – 3 June 2020

National Reconciliation Week 

Learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. 

 

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5 – 12 July 2020 

NAIDOC Week 

Celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Participate and support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

 

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14 July 2020

International Non-Binary People's Day 

Held precisely in between International Men’s Day and International Women’s Day. Non-binary is an umbrella term for any number of gender identities that sit within, outside of, across or between the spectrum of the male and female binary.

 

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15 – 23 August 2020

National Science Week 

Annual celebration of science and technology across Australia.

 

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28 August 2020

Wear It Purple Day 

To make the world safe for rainbow young people to be proud of who they are.

 

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12 September 2020

R U OK? Day 

Day of action to remind you to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember to always offer support to people who may be struggling with life. 

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23 September 2020

Bisexual Visibility Day 

Also called Bisexual Pride Day, Bi Visibility Day, Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day, and Bisexuality+ Day is observed to recognise and celebrate the history, community and culture of bisexual people and challenges bisexual & biromantic erasure.

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All month

Mental Health Month 

Encourages us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we have a lived experience of mental illness or not.

 

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10 October 2020 

World Mental Health Day 

World Federation for Mental Health initiative to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.

 

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11 October 2020 

International Day of the Girl Child 

Address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

 

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14 - 20 October 2019

Anti-Poverty Week 

Supports the Australian community to increase their understanding of poverty and to take action collectively to end it.

 

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17 October 2019

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 

Acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty.

 

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26 October 2019

Intersex Awareness Day 

Awareness day to highlight the human rights issues faced by Intersex people.

 

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16 November 2020 

International Day for Tolerance 

The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.

 

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20 November 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance 

Honouring those lost to anti-transgender violence.

 

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20 November 2020 

National Go Home on Time Day

start necessary conversations in our workplaces about work/life balance, the value of time, and time theft.

 

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25 November 2020 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 

Taking a stand against gender-based violence.

 

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1 December 2020

World AIDS Day 

Raising global awareness about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

 

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3 December 2020

International Day of People with Disability 

Increasing awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrating their contributions. 

 

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10 December 2020

Human Rights Day 

Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity, acknowledging that everyone is born free with rights. 

 

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18 December 2020

International Migrants Day 

Migration is the great issue of our era, and a force for dignity because it allows people to choose to save themselves, letting them choose participation over isolation.

 

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20 December 2020

International Human Solidarity Day 

A day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication and more. 

 

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