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Every year, International Men’s Day in the UK is marked by more and more women, men, and organisations across the country. Over the month of November in 2015, there were over 40 events and celebrations from a Parliamentary debate to community events, business events, student events, political events, conferences, film launches and exhibitions. This year promises to be even bigger so please free get involved.
International Men’s Day in the UK provides a fantastic opportunity for you to:
You do not have to stick to holding an event or celebration on 19 November if you want to mark the day!
The UK theme for the Day continues to be “Making a Difference for Men and Boys.” The theme is designed to help more people consider what action we can all take to “Make a Difference” by addressing some of the issues that affect Men and Boys such as:
The key issues that will be focussed upon at a national level for 2016 will be the continuation of the attention on male suicide as well as a focus on boys educational underperformance. International Men’s day also coincides with International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
At a local level, what areas, issues and activities you choose to mark International Men’s Day is entirely up to you. To help with ideas visit the International Men’s Day UK site to see who did what last year and view an overall summary of last year.
International Men’s Day (IMD) is a global day of observance held every year in more than 60 countries around the globe. IMD is a global grassroots movement that invites every man, woman, girl, and boy in the world to come together and celebrate men and boys in all their diversity.
As a day of observance IMD places its focus on that which unites humanity – giving everyone who wants to celebrate International Men’s Day the opportunity to help work towards IMD’s shared objectives which are applied equally to men and boys irrespective of their age, ability, social background, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, religious belief, and relationship status.
Those objectives are: