Below are records of important moments in the development of a unified (November 19) IMD movement. The first are email records of Maltese Association for Men’s Rights, followed by correspondence with South African organisations, documenting their decision to adopt November 19 as the date to celebrate IMD after previously observing the event on other days of the year. Note that the Maltese Association for Men’s Rights had been celebrating IMD on February 7 each year since 1994, making it the longest consecutive yearly IMD observation in the world.
Below is the email correspondence between Nkululeko Nxesi (Secretary General of NAPWA and POMESA in South Africa) and Jason Thompson April-November 2009. The topic regards South African organisations’ agreement to shift IMD date to November 19: