In 2014, Global and Regional Coordinators for 2014 International Men’s Day are inviting people all over the world to use International Men’s Day—Wednesday, 19 November 2014—as an opportunity to work together to improve the lives of men and boys all over the globe.
This year’s International Men’s Day theme —“Working Together For Men and Boys”—is designed to encourage greater cooperation in addressing issues that affect Men and Boys all over the world, such as men’s shorter life expectancy, the high male suicide rate, our collective tolerance of violence against men, and the struggles that boys can face in getting an education and the unique challenges of father-child relationships.
On International Men’s Day—Wednesday, 19 November 2014—we are inviting people all over the world to host events and initiatives that involve:
- Like-minded people finding ways to work together for Men and Boys
- People from diverse perspectives finding ways to work together for Men and Boys
- People in different countries finding ways to work together for Men and Boys
- And most importantly, Men and Women finding ways to work together for Men and Boys
We look forward to people all over the world finding ways to work together that reflect the Six Pillars of International Men’s Day, which means:
ONE: Working together to promote positive male role models
TWO: Working together to celebrate Men’s positive contributions
THREE: Working together to focus on Men’s health and well-being
FOUR: Working together to highlight discrimination against males
FIVE: Working together to improve gender relations and improve gender equality
SIX: Working together to create a safer, better world.
Founded by men’s rights advocate Thomas Oaster in 1992, and popularized in 1999 by Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D., a faculty member in the History Department in the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, International Men’s Day celebrates men, and the contributions they make to our families, our communities, and our world. Observed in over 70 nations throughout our global village on 19th November of each year, International Men’s Day shares a 48-hour partnership with Universal Children’s Day, which is observed worldwide on 20th November of each year.
For further information about International Men’s Day, visit its website at www.internationalmensday.co