Thank you for a brilliant International Men’s Day 2018! – over 200 organisations and events

Thank you everyone for your support on International Men’s Day in the UK. We estimate that there were about 200 organisations and events who contributed to the Day – raising funds for charities, raising awareness of issues affecting the well being of men and boys and celebrating the positive contribution men and boys make.

The #internationalmensday dominated Twitter in the UK, there were plenty of media articles (interesting to note – that the BBC were the only media outlet with little coverage)  and a whole host of events (see the main events page but also this list).

As ever, the best tweets are those from mothers, wives, partners, sisters and daughters saying how great the men and boys are in their life.

“I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful men in my life ❤️ I am so grateful for all the love and happiness my fiancé, dad, papa and brother bring to my life. They all give me so much support and I treasure each moment we have together” Danielle Howden, Scotland

There are of course lots of key conferences, research and announcements

Government/Parliament

Parliamentary Debate 

Women and Equalities Committee: Mental Health of Men and Boys

Government Equalities Committee: New research will examine effect of gender norms on men and boys

Equalities and Human Rights Commission: Video on Flexible Parenting

All Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood: Workplace Gender Issues

A range of Government Departments such as the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and HMRC held events alongside councils, the NHS and the police.

Conferences

Men and Boys Coalition: Creating Positive Futures for Men and Boys

ManKind Initiative: Domestic Abuse Conference (Male Victims)

Research

The Work Foundation: Men’s Mental Health and Work

King’s College: Mental health and wellbeing during the transition to fatherhood: a systematic review of first time fathers’ experiences

 

Thank you to everyone who made any form of contribution to International Men’s Day in 2018, and we’ll see you all next year!

Mark, Glen, Ben Dan, Ally, Martin and Duncan