|AKA Name||Anti-Bullying Day|
|2024 Date||17 May 2024|
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Pink Shirt Day is aimed at promoting awareness and fostering a culture of inclusivity and acceptance, by bringing attention to the serious issue of bullying in schools, workplaces, homes, and even online environments. The observance encourages individuals to stand up against bullying by wearing pink shirts, a symbolic representation of solidarity against mistreatment. The initiative seeks to empower communities, create supportive environments, and promote kindness and understanding.
The origin of Pink Shirt Day can be traced back to 2007 in Canada when two high school students took a stand against the bullying of a fellow student who wore a pink shirt. They purchased and distributed pink shirts to their peers, making a statement that bullying would not be tolerated. The tradition quickly gained traction, eventually making its way to New Zealand where the event has grown in significance. In New Zealand, Pink Shirt Day is supported by a range of organisations, including the Mental Health Foundation, who see it as an opportunity to promote positive mental health and well-being across the nation.
Pink Shirt Day is celebrated with various activities throughout schools, workplaces, and communities, such as hosting special events, running workshops, and using social media to share personal stories and experiences relating to bullying. This aligns with New Zealand's vision of fostering an inclusive society built on respect and understanding. Pink Shirt Day typically happens in May, with the specific date changing each year.
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Pink Shirt Day References and Related Siteswww.pinkshirtday.org.nz: Pink Shirt Day www.educationcounts.govt.nz: Education Counts NZ Bullying Stats 2021