On Friday 20 May 2016, thousands of New Zealanders will celebrate Pink Shirt Day and stand together to take action against bullying.
A record number of organisations and groups have already registered their local Pink Shirt Day activities, from pink breakfasts and mufti days to anti-bullying forums and guest speakers.
Celebrated around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, mobilising their whole school, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.
Pink Shirt Day Aotearoa works to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or cultural background.
Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation with support from The Peace Foundation, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association, Youthline and Family Works.
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