World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice

On 26 November 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared that, starting from 2008, 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice. It invited Member States to:

devote this special day to the promotion, at the national level, of concrete activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly.

This year the World Day of Social Justice takes a focus on Digital Inequalities and how changes to human work by digital infrastructure needs to ensure that people are not threatened of losing their jobs due to information ICTs and access to the internet, deepening existing inequalities.

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Steadiness in a time of mass confusion

soulIn these days of confusion about which vaccine is effective – in which country – we know that many experience anxiety and confusion about the vaccine, when they will get it and will it be effective? In this time of Ascension and The Shift, we need to recollect ourselves and remember who we are: we are Embodiments of Divine Love. You are One with the Source and you can never be separated from the Source of The All.

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Saraswathi Jayanti

Saraswathi JayantiSaraswati Jayanti is a day dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, who is worshiped and propitiated for learning and for keen aesthetic capabilities, skills in music, dance, arts and grace. Saraswati Jayanti 2021 date is February 16. The day is also observed as Saraswati Puja, Vasant Panchami and Sri Panchami.

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Kumbh Mela 2021

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Paying homage to the sacred river – waving the arathi lamps
The Kumbh Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism.[1] It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites: the Allahabad (Ganges-Yamuna Sarasvati rivers confluence), Haridwar (Ganges), Nashik (Godavari), and Ujjain. The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks or the poor, and entertainment spectacle. The seekers believe that bathing in these rivers is a means to atonement, penance for past mistakes, and that it cleanses them of their sins. Approximately 50 and 30 million people attended the Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 and Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 respectively to bathe in the holy river Ganges, making them the largest peaceful gathering events in the world. In 2021 the Kumbh Mela will be held in Hardiwar.

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030

Support for victims of FGM

The United Nations observes a number of days celebrating human rights, children, world habitat, and the widely celebrated World Day of Peace. You may view a list of United Nations Observances.

On the 6th of February each year, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations observes International Day of Zero Tolerance Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting.

Zero tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation means the practice should not be tolerated for any reason, no matter the type, who is doing it and on whom.

Female Genital Mutilation which involves the removal of part, or all, of the female genitalia has been recognised as a serious form of violence against women and girls.

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February: Crowded House in Capricorn

Nabassa YogaDuring the month of February 2021, there will be six (seven if we add Pluto) planets in Capricorn, making February a bit of an unbalance, lop-sided month, a month when we all have to take care to travel carefully and not run into bother, upsets and disappointment. Patience and Care of Self are the words to travel with in February 2021.

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Lifestyle change and system change are two sides of the same coin

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Climate change is everyone’s problem, but who should do something about it? Individuals changing their lifestyles, or governments leading the way?

Too often, lifestyle change is seen as somehow separate from system change, and not as important. But we need both, and they are deeply connected.

Lifestyle change and system change are two sides of the same coin.

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International Day of Human Fraternity

International Day of Human Fraternity

The United Nations has approved the initiative of proclamation of 4th February as “International Day for Human Fraternity,” beginning in 2021. The 4th of February 2021 will be the first international observance.

The initiative was introduced by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

The resolution acknowledges specifically the meeting between His Holiness Pope Francis and the His Eminence Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayyib, on 4th February 2019 in Abu Dhabi, which resulted in the signing of the “Document on Human fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.”

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