Our theme in 2011 :Giving Boys The Best Possible Start In LifeWe welcome you to the International Men's Day global website.
Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them. The November IMD is a significant date as it interfaces the popular 'Movember' charity event and also with Universal Children's Day on Nov 20 with which IMD forms a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively, and of the special relationships they share.
The ability to sacrifice your needs on behalf of others is fundamental to manhood, as is honour. Manhood rites of passage the world over recognise the importance of sacrifice in the development of Manhood. Men make sacrifices everyday in their place of work, in their role as husbands and fathers, for their families, for their friends, for their communities and for their nation. International Men's Day is an opportunity for people everywhere of goodwill to appreciate and celebrate the men in their lives and the contribution they make to society for the greater good of all.
During the past ten years methods of commemorating International Men's Day have included public seminars, conferences, festivals and fundraisers, classroom activities at schools, radio and television programs, Church observances, and peaceful displays and marches. The manner of observing this annual day is optional; any organizations are welcome to host their own events and any appropriate forums can be used.
International Men's Day is celebrated in over 60 countries of the world. Too many to list. Join us on November 19 in celebrating the contribution men and boys make to those around them, to their family and friends, their work place and the community, the nations and the world.
Dads4Kids is honoured to host the Men's Day website and we invite you to join the global celebrations. Anyone is welcome to quote material from this website (attribution to this website is required), as well as free and open use of our logo and access to new posters in the Resource Section.
What is International Mens Day?Coordinator Warwick Marsh, Australia
WelcomeFounder, Dr Teelucksingh, Tinidad & Tobago
WelcomeDr. Prince Phillip (Speaking in Malayalam)
In celebration of being maleNathaniel Marsh
Looking after our familiesHengki Widjaja
Bringing good to societyDr. Josh Campbell
Let's celebrate what it takesBill Cortizo
Celebrate the uniqueness of ManhoodSterg Ayeni
All men are not badThousands of men gathered in Soweto, South Africa
It's where we all need to go
WelcomeDr. Prince Phillip (Speaking in Hindi)
WelcomeBill Cortizo (Tok Pisin)
MandarinDr Qinyang Liu
Let's Jolly JollySterg Ayeni