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February 2021

Mon 01 February

(date to be confirmed)

World Galgo Day

Organisation: Dia Del Galgo

Every year in Spain, thousands of galgos are born and bred to hunt. They endure a life of fear and cruelty and when they are no longer useful, they are savagely killed... hHung from trees, thrown into wells, beaten to death or abandoned.

Website: diadelgalgo.com/

01-28 February

International Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day

Organisation: Heart Kids

HeartKids aims to raise awareness for all aspects of children's heart disease. They support children with heart diseases, as well as their families, including those who have lost young children. Heart Kids works towards reducing both the incidence and the mortality rates of childhood heart disease.

Location: International

Website: www.heartkids.org.au

Donate online

01-28 February

National Sustainable Living Festival

The National Sustainable Living Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability-themed event in Australia. The Festival aims to inspire and provide solutions to the sustainability and climate challenges we currently face both now and into the future. The month-long program showcases local and international sustainability and climate thought leaders presenting critical understandings, observations, and insights to help inform and guide the stark choices that now stand before us. Cutting edge sustainability and climate change innovative solutions will be presented in both virtual and in-person formats throughout the month of February with live-streamed and pre-recorded presentations, interactive discussion forums, digital workshops on a variety of topics, and maybe even a virtual tour experience.

Location: National

Website: www.slf.org.au/

Donate online

01-28 February

FebFast

Febfast aims to give individuals the tools and opportunity to reflect, change and break existing routines that inhibit wellness, starting with alcohol consumption.

Website: febfast.org.au/

01-28 February

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Organisation: Ovarian Cancer Australia

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month campaigns to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise funds for our programs.

Location: National

Website: www.ovariancancer.net.au/

Donate online

01-28 February

Feel Good February

Feel Good Feb (FGF) is having the intention and taking the time to make others feel good during February and beyond. Do a kind deed for a stranger.

Website: www.facebook.com/feelgoodfebruary

Tue 02 February

World Wetlands Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Wetlands Day marks the signing of the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty that calls for the member countries to maintain the ecological use of their wetlands. It is a day to remember the importance and fragility of our native wetlands.

Location: International

Website: www.environment.gov.au/water/wetlands/world-wetlands-day

Tue 02 February

Setsubun Sai (Shinto)

Setsuban Sai is a Shinto New Year celebration based on Japan's old lunar calendar. It is celebrated as a good luck festival and a celebration of the traditional beginning of Spring.

Location: International

02-08 February

(date to be confirmed)

Feeding Tube Awareness Week

Organisation: ausEE Inc

This week aims to raise awareness for those living with feeding tubes and the day to day challenges they face.

Location: National

Website: www.ausee.org/feeding-tube-awareness-week

Thu 04 February

(date to be confirmed)

World Cancer Day

Organisation: Union for International Cancer Control

It is the occassion to unite the world in the fight against the disease through raising awareness, educating the public, and lobbying for change. It is only by every person, organisation, and government, individually doing their part, that the world will be able to reduce the global cancer burden.

Website: www.worldcancerday.org/

Donate online

04-10 February

(date to be confirmed)

International Vendor Week

Organisation: The Big Issue

More than 60 senior business leaders and politicians will join The Big Issue's regular vendors on the streets in a national campaign to shine a spotlight on homelessness and disadvantage.

Location: National

Website: www.thebigissue.org.au/news/2016/01/18/international-vendor-week/

05-11 February

(date to be confirmed)

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Organisation: Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc

Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW) is an annual event which in 2017 is taking place from 6-12 February. This year's activity will be based around the campaign 'Together for Tinnitus' which is intended to increase our visibility, generate discussion about tinnitus and raise awareness of the work being carried out and support provided.

Location: International

Website: www.takeontinnitus.co.uk

Sat 06 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Organisation: United Nations

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. #endgfm

Website: www.un.org/en/events/femalegenitalmutilationday/

08-14 February

Wear Red Week

Organisation: Heart Research Australia

Heart Research Month raises awareness about the devastating impact heart disease has on families, friends and communities, and the importance of supporting life-saving heart research to find new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease. Heart Research Australia supports a centre of excellence that attracts world class and emerging researchers to conduct ground-breaking research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Getting involved is as simple as wearing red and donating.

Website: www.heartresearch.com.au/wrd/

Tue 09 February

(date to be confirmed)

National Pet Adoption Day

Organisation: PETstock

PETstock Assist in partnership with not-for-profit charity PetRescue will be running its 6th annual National Pet Adoption Day in February to help find forever homes for pets all over Australia. <p>Last year's campaign saw over 1,000 rescue pets find loving homes. Yet, there is still more work to do, with an estimated 200,000 pets living unclaimed in Australian shelters and pounds across Australia. In 2020, PETstock hopes to outmatch last year's adoption numbers and find even more healthy, happy pets forever homes.

Location: National

Website: www.PETstock.com.au

Phone: 13 73 87

Donate online

Tue 09 February

Safer Internet Day

Organisation: Cyber Smart

Safer Internet day encourages families, libraries and schools to learn and connect together. Take positive actions and teach each other about staying safe online.

Location: International

Website: www.saferinternetday.org/

Tue 09 February

(date to be confirmed)

Magha Puja Day

Magha Puja Day is a Buddhist celebration of the Fourfold Assembly. It is celebrated on the full moon day of March.

Location: International

Website: www.buddhamind.info/leftside/lifesty-2/magha.htm

Fri 12 February

International Darwin Day

Darwin Day celebrates the anniversary of the birth of the famous evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin.

Website: darwinday.org/

Fri 12 February

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the Chinese calendar, and continues for 15 days. During celebrations people clean their houses to drive away the bad luck of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Monkey.

Location: International

Website: australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/chinese-new-year

Sat 13 February

(date to be confirmed)

Apology Anniversary

Organisation: National Sorry Day Committee (NSDC)

Today is a mark of respect of the achievement that was the apology to the Stolen Generations, and a reminder to the broader public, to the country's politicians and policy makers, that sorry is more than a word, and that communities, Stolen Generations focussed community and peak body organisations, and government politicians and policy makers must continue to work together in order to achieve key outcomes for the Stolen Generations.

Website: healingfoundation.org.au/

Sat 13 February

World Radio Day

Organisation: United Nations

A day proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios. It's an occasion to draw attention to the unique value of radio, which remains the medium to reach the widest audience and is currently taking up new technological forms and devices.

Location: International

Website: www.worldradioday.org/

13-20 February

(date to be confirmed)

WA Sexual Health Awareness Week

The theme for WA Sexual Health Week always includes Safety, Pleasure and Respect. These three simple words underpin a holistic understanding of sexual health.

Website: www.wasexualhealthweek.com.au/

Sun 14 February

(date to be confirmed)

National Condom Day

Organisation: Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia

National Condom Day is celebrated on Valentines Day, and raises awareness of sexual health and family planning.

Location: National

Website: www.shfpa.org.au/

Donate online

Sun 14 February

(date to be confirmed)

V-DAY

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

Website: www.vday.org/

Sun 14 February

Sweetheart Day

Organisation: HeartKids

HeartKids Australia is launching Sweetheart Day on 14 February to raise awareness of childhood heart disease and encourage donations to continue our work in providing support, advocacy, growing awareness and enabling further research into children's heart disorders.

Location: National

Website: www.sweetheartday.org.au/

Sun 14 February

(date to be confirmed)

International Asperger's Day

International Asperger's Day aims to highlight the significance of Asperger syndrome for both society and individuals, also illustrates one of the many challenges to the newcomer trying to understand the autism spectrum.

Website: www.asperger.asn.au/

Sat 20 February

World Day of Social Justice

Organisation: United Nations

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/

Sun 21 February

International Mother Language Day

Organisation: United Nations

International Mother Language Day is a day of multilingualism and multiculturalism. It is a chance to promote the preservation and protection of all languages.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/

Mon 22 February

World Thinking Day

Organisation: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.

Location: International

Website: www.worldthinkingday.org/en/home

Wed 24 February

Teal Ribbon Day

Organisation: Ovarian Cancer Australia

On Teal Ribbon Day, all Australians are invited to purchase and wear a teal ribbon from Ovarian Cancer Australia to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Teal Ribbons can be purchased directly from Ovarian Cancer Australia (minimum quantity of 5 ribbons) or from Chemmart Pharmacies, Spotlight, and Brazilian Butterfly. It is held on the last Wed in February.

Location: National

Website: www.ovariancancer.net.au

Fri 26 February

(date to be confirmed)

Business Clean Up Day

Organisation: Clean Up Australia

By participating in Business Clean Up Day you are doing your part to promote a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. It's also a fantastic way to be seen as a community leader and engage with your staff, customers and local community. Previous Business Clean Up Day's have proven to be excellent team building events and great for staff morale.

Location: National

Website: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/about/about-the-event/clean-up-for-business

Sat 27 February

World NGO Day

In every country, there are numerous NGO entities, from larger organisations, professional associations and chambers of commerce to small local charities, grassroots organisations in every city or district representing a multitude of interests, sectors and activities. <p>On this date we celebrate these organisations.

Location: International

Website: worldngoday.org

Sun 28 February

Summer's Day

Organisation: KidSafe Qld

On this day each year stop and remember all the children who lost their lives as a result of an unintentional injury, and acknowledge those children and families living with the consequences of preventable injury.

Location: National

Website: www.summersday.com.au/

Donate online

Sun 28 February

(date to be confirmed)

Rare Diseases Day

Organisation: Rare Diseases Europe

Rare Disease Day is an annual, awareness-raising event co-ordinated by EURORDIS at the international level and by National Alliances and Patient Organisations at the national level. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.

Website: www.rarediseaseday.org/country/au/australia

Sun 28 February

(date to be confirmed)

World Naked Bike Ride

Organisation: World Naked Bike Ride

The World Naked Bike Ride aims to increase awareness of the vulnerability of cyclists on the road. It is also a peaceful protest against the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy.

Location: International

Website: wnbrmelbourne.com.au/

March 2021

Mon 01 March

World Compliment Day

Give someone a genuine compliment today!

Website: www.worldcomplimentday.info/

Mon 01 March

(date to be confirmed)

Schools Clean Up Day

Organisation: Clean Up Australia

Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day.

Location: National

Website: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/about/about-the-event/clean-up-for-schools

01-05 March

(date to be confirmed)

Orthoptic Awareness Week

Is it just us or are jokes about eyes getting cornea by the day? Terrible jokes aside, Orthoptic Awareness Week is a week of serious business held each year by the Orthoptic Association of Australia. As well as raising awareness of the profession of Orthoptics, it promotes the importance of regular eye examinations for eye related issues.

Location: National

Website: www.orthoptics.org.au/

Phone: 03 9857 9390

01-31 March

March into Yellow

Organisation: Endometriosis Australia

Join the March into Yellow challenge to help raise the profile & awareness of endometriosis - a disease affecting one in 10 Australian women. During March, for a day, a week or the whole month, take the challenge to WEAR yellow to show your support and care for the women that live with this insidious disease every month of every year. You can use the yellow challenge as a way to raise funds to help Endometriosis Australia develop and run education/awareness programs, as well as fund much needs research.

Website: www.marchintoyellow.org.au/

01-31 March

March Charge

Organisation: Cancer Council NSW 2019

The March Charge is a fun personal fitness challenge that has an enormous impact on how cancer is researched and treated. Just by walking or running for Cancer Council this March, and by raising funds, you can help us Charge ahead with cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support services. You can choose to go solo or get your friends/family/colleagues together and do it as a team - it's up to you! Charge anywhere/anytime you like! Charge in the morning with your family or walk with your colleagues at lunch - it's your Charge and your choice.

Location: NSW

Website: www.themarchcharge.com.au/register/2020

01-31 March

Bandaged Bear Appeal

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital Westmead

The Bandaged Bear Appeal is The Children's Hospital at Westmead's largest annual fundraising appeal. Treating 100,000 patients every year, The Children's Hospital at Westmead relies on community generosity to raise essential funds for purchasing the most technologically advanced medical equipment, conducting vital research and maintaining the total healing environment that the Hospital is renowned for.

Website: bandagedbear.org.au/

01-31 March

(date to be confirmed)

Jump to Cure Diabetes

Organisation: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

The Jump to Cure Diabetes is the ultimate challenge - and a great way to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. A tandem skydive is the easiest way to experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane, while you make a big difference to JDRF and medical research.

Website: www.jdrf.org.au/jump

01-31 March

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Organisation: QENDO

Endometriosis Awareness takes place across the globe during the month of March (and beyond) with a mission to raise awareness of a disease which affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.

Location: National

Website: www.qendo.org.au/

Phone: 1800 367 96636

Address: PO Box 336 STONES CORNER QLD 4120

01-31 March

(date to be confirmed)

Australian Women's History Month

Women's History Month (WHM) is held annually in many parts of the world to acknowledge and document the role women play in making and shaping history.

Location: National

Website: womenshistory.net.au/

01-31 March

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Organisation: Epilepsy Australia

Dig out the best of your purple garb - March is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Marked by a huge range of community activities, media campaigns and events, the month culminates on Purple Day on 26th March. Be part of the movement and help spread the word by wearing purple on March 26th.

Website: www.epilepsyaustralia.net

01-31 March

Polite Pets Month

Organisation: Animal Aid

March is Polite Pets Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about behavioural issues in pets, and addressing solutions to these issues.

Location: National

Website: www.animalaid.org.au/

Donate online

01-31 March

The Water Challenge

Organisation: WaterAId Australia

1 in 10 people worldwide don't have access to clean water. This March, join thousands of Australians by making water your only beverage to help give safe water to others. Take the fizz out of your drink, give your coffee a wake-up call and raise a glass to the one drink the world can't live without.

Website: www.waterchallenge.org.au

Donate online

Wed 03 March

World Wildlife Day

Organisation: United Nations

On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.

Location: International

Website: www.wildlifeday.org/

03-09 March

(date to be confirmed)

Hearing Awareness Week

Organisation: Deafness Forum of Australia

One in six Australians is Deaf, Deafblind, hearing impaired or has a chronic ear disorder. Hearing Awareness Week provides an opportunity to explain that hearing health is an important issue for every Australian. Hearing Awareness Week occurs each year in the last full week of August

Location: National

Website: www.hearingawarenessweek.org.au/

Donate online

Fri 05 March

(date to be confirmed)

UnitingCare Pancake Day

Organisation: UnitingCare

UnitingCare Pancake Day is about having a great day of fun with friends while supporting local people in need. Throughout February hundreds of groups across Victoria and Tasmania host events to raise money to support people in need.

Location: National

Website: victas.pancakeday.com.au/

05-10 March

(date to be confirmed)

Be Cruelty Free Week

Organisation: Humane Society International

Be Cruelty-Free Week aims to raise awareness of the leading global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. Join Humane Society International and their partners around the world as we fight to end cosmetics animal cruelty-forever. A great victory for animals was acheived by convincing Europe to become the world's largest cruelty-free cosmetics market. But in 8 out of 10 countries it's still legal to test beauty products and their ingredients on animals. Join HSI and help us convince the whole world to Be Cruelty-Free!

Location: International

Website: www.hsi.org/issues/becrueltyfree/be_cruelty_free.html

06-14 March

(date to be confirmed)

Parks Week

Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities. A range of formal and informal events take place across Australia and New Zealand during parks week - there is something for everyone.

Location: National

Website: www.parks-week.org

Sun 07 March

Clean Up Australia Day

Organisation: Clean Up Australia

Clean Up Australia Day encourages all Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland or streets and help collect rubbish. Individuals and local groups can either organise a Clean Up Site or volunteer to join an existing Site.

Website: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

Mon 08 March

Canberra Day

Canberra day is an annual public holiday in the ACT which celebrates Canberra's official founding in 1913.

Location: ACT

Mon 08 March

International Women's Day

Organisation: United Nations

International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the contribution and achievements of all women. It is an opportunity to remember the barriers that women have broken through, and the accomplishments they have made despite barriers.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/womens-day

Mon 08 March

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March, and marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey, normally attended by HM Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, with the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Commonwealth High Commissioners in London. The Queen delivers an address to the Commonwealth, broadcast throughout the world.

Location: International

Website: thecommonwealth.org/commonwealth-day

08-14 March

(date to be confirmed)

World Salt Awareness Week

Organisation: World Action on Salt and Health (WASH)

Many people now know that eating too much salt is bad for their health and are looking to cut down. However, whilst you can take control of your salt intake when preparing food at home by reading the labels and not adding salt, when eating out out of the home it can be difficult to know where to start.

Location: International

Website: www.worldactiononsalt.com

Wed 10 March

(date to be confirmed)

Cycle of Giving

Organisation: The Common Good

Every year The Common Good hosts the Cycle of Giving; a cycling event to raise funds for organ transplant research. The Prince Charles Hospital is one of the leading organ and tissue transplant facilities in Australia, and every dollar raised through the Cycle of Giving goes to supporting cutting edge organ transplant research at the facility. Just $44 powers one hour of critical research at the hospital. You can participate in a 25, 65 or 100 kilometre ride on the 28 February 2016 and help to raise funds for this important cause.

Location: QLD

Website: cycleofgiving.org.au/

10-16 March

(date to be confirmed)

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week raises awareness of the worldwide leading cause of irreversible blindness. The week also aims to raise funds to continue research in glaucoma.

Location: International

Website: www.worldglaucomaweek.org/