2015 Theme

People all over the world are invited to use International Men’s Day –Thursday, 19 November 2015–as an opportunity to take action to make a difference for men and boys all over the globe.

This year’s International Men’s Day theme – “Make A Difference for Men and Boys” – 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 all over the world such as:

  •  men’s shorter life expectancy (including all men’s health issues, workplace deaths and homelessness)
  • the high male suicide rate
  • 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

On International Men’s Day – Wednesday, 19 November 2015, we look forward to people all over the world finding ways to MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR MEN AND BOYS that reflect the Six Pillars of International Men’s Day which means:

ONE: Making A Difference by promoting positive male role models


TWO: Making A Difference by celebrating Men and Boys’ positive contributions


THREE: Making A Difference by focusing on Men and Boys health and wellbeing


FOUR: Making A Difference by highlighting discrimination against Men and Boys


FIVE: Making A Difference by taking action to improve gender relations


SIX: Making A Difference by taking action to create a safer, better world for everyone

The 2014 theme can be found here.

Founded in 1999 by Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D., a faculty member in the History Department in the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, Thought Leader on Gender Issues, and author, International Men’s Day celebrates the contributions and selfless sacrifices that Men make to our families, our communities, and our world. Observed in over 70 nations throughout our global village on 19th November of each year, International Men’s Day shares a 48-hour partnership with Universal Children’s Day which is observed worldwide on 20th November of each year.