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January Awareness Days 2024

Updated: Jan 5

Awareness Days Calendar 2023

Awareness Days Calendar 2024

January Awareness Days


National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 1, 2024 - January 31, 2024

The month of January is a time to acknowledge those currently experiencing enslavement as well as those who have escaped. While it is most often thought that slavery is a thing of the past, there are over 50 million people worldwide currently experiencing different forms of slavery. The Body Shop is an example of a business that has taken a strong stand against Slavery. In 2016 they put together their first Modern Slavery Statement to comply with the 2015 UK Modern Slavery Act. Since 2016 they have been updating their statements and improving their practices to ensure they are doing everything possible to keep their business and supply chain free from slavery and other forms of modern exploitation.

The Body Shop Modern Slavery Statement

While many businesses are working to increase the transparency of their supply chains, it can be a long process. For companies looking to make an immediate impact, there are some great Charities working to end Slavery and Human Trafficking

Charities and Causes to support during National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month:

  • Anti-Slavery - fighting to eliminate all forms of slavery throughout the world by investigating and exposing current cases

  • Their Voice - Supporting those who have suffered human trafficking by providing essential items that are not provided by other sources

  • Hope for Justice - fighting modern slavery around the world by rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society

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National Blood Donor Month

January 1, 2024 - January 31, 2024

Every 8 seconds someone in the world needs a blood transfusion. This means that nearly 120 units of blood are needed to be donated every year. It is incredible to know that donating blood one time can save up to 3 lives! Whether it be raising awareness, supporting a charity, or donating blood directly. This is a great opportunity for people to come together and make a real difference and save lives.

Don't forget - not just humans require blood transfusions. There are also some great initiatives providing donation services for pets and animals in need!

Charities and Causes to support during National Blood Donor Month:

  • Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes - Transporting blood, platelets, and other clinical products across the country to help save lives

  • Pet Blood Bank UK - Open 24 hours a day, the Pet Blood Bank processes donations and sends them out to vets looking to save lives.


Check out all of our Awareness Days, Weeks, and Months

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