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Stichting IPA (Parents International) is established with the mission of supporting parents around the world to become game-changers by helping their children to grow up happy and healthy 21st century citizens. By becoming the best parents of our children we can ensure the future of not only our children, but also the well-being of mankind. The UN Convention the Rights of the Child, the piece of legislation that establishes the rights and duties of parents for the best interest of...

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Commitment day

Commitment day has been around for years, because let’s be honest: what could deserve its own day more than the beautiful thing that is commitment? ...

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Science fiction day

Science fiction fans around the world celebrate January 2 as Science Fiction Day. It celebrates science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's official birthday. ...

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World Braille day

World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. The day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in ...

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World Environmental Education Day

Every January 26th we celebrate the World Environmental Education Day. This has its origin date from 1972 with the Declaration of the United Nations Conference ...

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International Book Giving Day

14th February is about getting books into the hands of as many children as possible on 14th February #bookgivingday Parents International has supported the initiative since ...

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International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated annually on 15 February to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and ...

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World Day of Social Justice

The World Summit for Social Development was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1995 and resulted in the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action. At this ...

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Languages are the most powerful instruments ...

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Zero Discrimination Day

On 1 March, people around the world join together to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day. The UN first celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1, 2014, ...

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International Women’s Day 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for ...

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Father’s Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated ...

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World Down Syndrome Day

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe ...

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face ...

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May
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The International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness ...

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International Missing Children’s Day

Launched in 1998 as a joint venture of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children(ICMEC) and the US's National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Global Missing ...

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Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 ...

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The conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe

A review of academic literature Even though children are active agents in their own right they remain a vulnerable group dependent on adults to protect, support, nourish and educate them. In certain circumstances and for a myriad of reasons, some families’ capacity to provide for and care for their children can be reduced or compromised, […]

Embracing a New Normal: Toward a More Liberatory Approach to Family Engagement

This report by Karen L. Mapp and Eyal Bergman was commissioned by Carnegie Corporation of New York that explores the dynamics and barriers that stand in the way of effective family-school partnerships and outlines how to reach a more liberatory, solidarity-driven, and equity-focused family engagement practice that supports educational excellence for all children. COVID-19 and […]

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