World Day Against Death Penalty Is Observed On 10 October.
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♦ It’s a day to promote the eradication of the death penalty and boost awareness of the conditions and circumstances that affect prisoners with death sentences.
♦ The theme for 2021 is “Women Sentenced to Death: An Invisible Reality.”
♦ The day was first established by the World Coalition Against the death penalty in 2003.
♦ 2021 marks the 19th World Day Against the death penalty.
♦ The day is supported by various NGOs and world governments, including Amnesty International, the European Union and the United Nations.
♦ On 26 September 2007, the Council of Europe also announced 10 October as the European Day Against the Death Penalty.