June 2022 - International Days

Posted by International Inner Wheel | Jun 20, 2022 |

International Day Of Innocent Children Victims Of Aggression – June 4th Every Year

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a UN observance held on June 4th every year to raise awareness about the children who are victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse and deprived of their basic rights.

The digital era has also intensified their exposure to risks. Trafficking in children and online child exploitation are growing also exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic.

A practical guidance on how to combat child sexual abuse “AI (Artificial Intelligence) for Safer Children Initiative” was launched to tackle children sexual exploitation through new technological solutions, in particular Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Large quantities of data can be processed rapidly and victims can be identified and located.

This advanced technology must be used in accordance with the rule of law and human rights principles, keeping in mind that there are lots of victims to be protected and defended.

Target 2 of Goal 16 of the 2020-2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development envisages “an end to abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children”.


World Day Against Child Labour - June 12

Every year this day, on June 12th, aims at creating awareness regarding child labour in order to take action to remove this plight.

Every kid has the right to study and fulfill their dreams. This day aims at protecting the right to education and dignified life for the children.

Every child deserves a better life and a good standard of living.


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15

It is observed every year on June 15th.

Elder abuse affects millions of older adults, including physical, financial, sexual and psychological abuse and it is often unreported because victims are afraid to ask for help.

It is one of the most common types of violence against people over the age of 65 and statistics show that it is on the rise.

It may lead to health problems, social isolation and even death.

To reduce elder abuse it is necessary to continue raising awareness about this issue and work to find solutions.


International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict – June 19th

It is a UN Observance on June 19th. It aims at putting an end to conflict-related sexual violence, which refers to rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilization, forced marriage, perpetrated against women, men, girls or boys and linked to a conflict.

It raises awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence and to pay tribute to those who devote their lives and lost their lives for the eradication of these crimes.


International Widows’ Day - 23 June

The UN observes 23 June as International Widows’ Day to draw attention to the voices, experiences and realities of widowed women.

For many women the loss of a partner is devastating because it Implies a long-term struggle for basic needs, their human rights and dignity.

The International Widows’ Day raises awareness of the widowhood themes and widows’ human rights.

There are 245 million widows worldwide and 115 million of them live in poverty, are socially stigmatized and suffer from economic deprivation because they lost their husbands.

“Invisible women, Invisible problems” is the theme for International Widows’ Day 2022.


International Asteroid Day – June 30

International Asteroid Day was celebrated for the first time in 2015.

This day is often celebrated with activities like lectures, discussions and concerts.

On June 17th 2014, an Asteroid called “Golding” was dedicated to our Founder, Margarette, thanks to the Club of Torino Europea, in Italy.

On June 30, International Asteroid Day will have everyone looking towards the skies: perhaps we will have the chance to see the Asteroid “Golding”!