2021 Theme

This year, International Men’s Day is held on Friday 19th November 2021.

The UK themes for the Day are:

  •  Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys
  • Promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity
  • Raising awareness and/or funds for charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing

These themes are designed to help more organisations and people consider what action they can take by addressing some of the issues that affect Men and Boys such as:

  • The high male suicide rate
  • The challenges faced by boys and men at all stages of education and work including attainment, re-training, redundancy and unemployment
  • Men’s health, shorter life expectancy and workplace deaths
  • The challenges faced by the most marginalised men and boys in society (for instance, homeless men, boys in care and the high rate of male deaths in custody)
  • Male victims of violence, including sexual violence
  • The challenges faced by men as parents, particularly new fathers and separated fathers
  • Male victims and survivors of sexual abuse, rape, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based crime, stalking and slavery
  • The negative portrayal of men, boys and fathers

Some ideas on what you can do, can be found on our How to Mark International Men’s Day 2021 page

To see who did what in 2020, 2019 and 2018, please go to the events page and scroll backwards (see previous events) plus in 2020 these are some of the organisations that were involved.

We have suggested some men and boys’ charities you could support. 

And remember if you are holding an event, please tell us at contact@ukmensday.org.uk so we can list it on our events page .

Please feel free to use the UK IMD logos and other backgrounds for all of your publicity material available to download through this link.

Thank you for your support.

If you need anymore information, please contact us.

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