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Notable International and National Events for the Month

April: National Child Abuse Prevention Month
A time to emphasize the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
A month to promote awareness of sexual assault, harassment, or other abuse to increase prevention efforts to protect all people of all ages.

April 1: Youth Homelessness Matters Day
Part of a campaign to create brighter futures for young people who have faced homelessness and to show them they have the power and opportunity to become whatever they put their minds to.

April 7: World Health Day
Calls for an awareness that, without nurture and protection of health, persons are vulnerable to economic and social hardship and unable to fully utilize on engage in human rights.

April 16: Holocaust Remembrance Day
Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – Seeks to commemorate the Holocaust by remembering and honoring the victims of the Holocaust, which include six million Jews, thousands of Russian gypsies, homosexuals, persons with disabilities, and others.

April 22: Earth Day
Celebrated internationally in more than 192 countries

Diversity Holidays for the Month

Information from Diversity Resources.

Celebrate Diversity Month
Launched in 2004, seeks to help diverse people gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other

April 2: People with Disabilities: World Autism Awareness Day
Seeks to improve the lives of people with the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives

April 4: Easter
A key holy day in the #1 most-practiced faith, it honors the resurrection of Jesus

April 8: Buddhist: Buddha’s Birth
Royalty who became a spiritual leader and launched Buddhism, one of the most popular religions

April 12: Islamic - Ramadan
First day of Islam’s most sacred month, during which Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink from dawn until dusk

April 22-24: Native American Gathering of Nations
More than 500 Native American tribes meet to celebrate their traditions and cultures