An annual event celebrated in many countries around the world, Pink Shirt Day encourages people to talk about bullying and take action against it. On Pink Shirt Day, Friday 23 May 2014, we ask New Zealanders to Speak up. Stand together. Stop bullying.
Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2007. A group of students decided to defend a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In a show of solidarity, many of his peers turned up to school the next day wearing pink shirts, and Pink Shirt Day was born. By wearing a pink shirt, people identify themselves as an ally.
The pink shirt is a way of showing those being bullied that there are many people around who care.