Welcome to International Men’s Day UK

Welcome to International Men’s Day UK

International Men’s Day in the UK on Saturday 19 November 2016 coincides with International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.  To help the world mark these two Days, we are inviting men and women all over the UK to join us in adopting the official International Men’s Day Theme for 2016:  “Talk About Male Suicide”.

The 2016 theme forms part the overall UK theme “Making A Difference for Men and Boys” which 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 high male suicide rate
  • men’s shorter life expectancy (including all men’s health issues, workplace deaths and homelessness)
  • our collective tolerance of violence against men and boys (including sexual violence and domestic abuse)
  • the struggles that boys can face in getting an education
  • the unique challenges of the father-child relationship
  • the negative portrayal of fathers, and, men and boys

International Men’s Day in the UK provides a fantastic opportunity for you to:

  • Have some serious fun
  • Highlight some serious issues
  • Celebrate Britain’s men and boys in all their diversity

Last year, was the most successful celebration of International Men’s Day in the UK ever. There were over 40 events and celebrations from community events and business events to student events and political events. There was also huge media and social med, You can see who did what last year here and view an overall summary of the Day here.

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:

  • To promote male role models
  • To celebrate the contribution that men make
  • To focus on men’s health and wellbeing
  • To highlight discrimination against men the inequalities that men and boys face
  • To improve gender relations and promote gender equality
  • To create a safer world for everyone

We trust that you will find the information on this website valuable in spurring you into celebrating the role men and boys have, highlighting the barriers they face and have some serious fun.

Glen, Mark and Dan

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