Dominica joined the rest of the world to celebrate its inaugural International Men’s Day observation on November 19, 2013. the President of Caribbean Men Action Network (CARIMAN), Thomas Holmes, said the event was held under the theme “Keeping Men and Boy’s Safe.”

Holmes pointed out that a series of themes were highlighted, including “keeping men and boys safe by tackling male suicide, keeping them safe so that they can become tomorrow’s role models, keeping them safe so that they can tackle the tolerance of violence against men and boys and also boosting men’s life expectancy by keeping men and boys safe from avoidable illness and death.”

Source: International Men’s Day highlights male safety (retrieved December, 2013)