15 May: International Day of Families
International Day of Families was observed on 15 May 2015 with theme Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families.
The 2015 theme aims to highlight gender equality and rights of children within families. It also highlights prevention of family violence through fair family law frameworks and a variety of programme interventions.
The day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues related to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. It highlights different areas of interest and importance of families.
The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families.
On this day, a series of awareness-raising events like and conferences, radio and television programmes, newspaper articles and cultural programmes related to theme is held in different part of the world.
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When: 15 May 2015
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