On November 19th, we can recognize International Men’s Day as a time to emphasize the importance of men’s well-being. This day was first created in 1999 by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh to honor his father’s passing. Men’s issues are not one size fits all, and there are many different paths for how to show up as a man in this world. International Men’s day is meant to highlight…
- the mental and physical social issues faced by men
- the role that men can play as active parents
- men as positive agents of change in society; role modelling inclusive behaviors
International Men’s Day is also a great opportunity to focus on gender equality. We can all do our part to inspire togetherness by empathizing and understanding another person’s point of view.
We can continue to encourage those in our community to the values, character, and responsibilities we all can carry when wanting to make a change. Together, we can work toward strengthening our relationships and supporting one another.
This is a chance for us to lead by example and make impactful contributions. To learn more, we can watch videos, attend events, and recognize those in our community who are making a difference for the better.
“We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill.” – Wangari Maathai
Check out the resources below to learn more.
History Of International Men’s Day
Six Objectives Of International Men’s Day
Why International Men’s Day Is Important For Inclusive Cultures