Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is an international awareness campaign which InsideOUT brought to Aotearoa as a national campaign for the first time in June 2014!

Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, name-calling and harassment in schools.

Day of Silence 2020 will be held on Friday 21st August,  though your school may choose to take part any time. Following on from this year’s Day of Silence is our first ever national Schools Pride Week campaign, a perfect way for your school to break the silence! Schools may participate in one or both campaigns.

Head over to our Day of Silence website to get involved in the campaign! Here you can find resources, posters, the sign-up form, a gallery of selfies for silence, faq and everything else you need to get involved!

The goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Students across the country participate in the Day of Silence to bring attention to this problem, let students who experience such bullying know that they are not alone and ask schools to take action to address the problem. There is no single way to participate, and students are encouraged to take part in the way that is the most positive and uplifting for their school. Check out our Day of Silence website for more information, our #selfiesforsilence gallery and resources to help you plan the day in your school for 2017!