Yes, Women exist

The United Nations designates specific days, weeks, years and decades as occasions to raise awareness of specific social issues.   Today is International Women's Day. McDonalds have turned their sign upside down to remind customers that women are on the 'menu'.

    "Until society needs reminding of such important issues, we are not a civilised society. International Women's Day must be celebrated every day." Angelo Iudice, Chair of Youmanity.

      Meanwhile Meghan Merkle celebrated women's day with students from the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham, East London  

  Below are some of the dates designed to remind us that we have brains:

    4 January World Braille Day   24 January International Day of Education   27 January International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust   FEBRUARY 6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation   10 February World Pulses Day   11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science   13 February World Radio Day   20 February World Day of Social Justice   21 February International Mother Language Day   MARCH 1 March Zero Discrimination Day   3 March World Wildlife Day   8 March International Women's Day   20 March International Day of Happiness   20 March French Language Day   21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination   21 March World Poetry Day (UNESCO 30 C/Resolution 29)   21 March International Day of Nowruz   21 March World Down Syndrome Day   21 March International Day of Forests   22 March World Water Day   23 March World Meteorological Day   24 March World Tuberculosis Day   24 March International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims   25 March International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade   25 March International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members   APRIL 2 April World Autism Awareness Day   4 April International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action   5 April International Day of Conscience   6 April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace   7 April International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (A/72/49 (Vol. III) p.186 and A/RES/58/234)   7 April World Health Day   12 April International Day of Human Space Flight   14 April World Chagas Disease Day   21 April World Creativity and Innovation Day   22 April International Mother Earth Day   24 April International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace   25 April International Delegate’s Day   25 April World Malaria Day   26 April International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day   26 April World Intellectual Property Day   28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work   30 April International Jazz Day   MAY 2 May World Tuna Day   3 May World Press Freedom Day   7 May "Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon   8-9 May Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War   9 May (second Saturday of May) World Migratory Bird Day   15 May International Day of Families   16 May International Day of Living Together in Peace   16 May International Day of Light   17 May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day   20 May World Bee Day   21 May International Tea Day   21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development   22 May International Day for Biological Diversity   23 May International Day to End Obstetric Fistula   29 May International Day of UN Peacekeepers   31 May World No-Tobacco Day   JUNE 1 June Global Day of Parents   3 June World Bicycle Day   4 June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression   5 June

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