All of us know, International Women’s Day is globally celebrated on March 8 however, do you all know that there is a day for men too? Yes, its “International Men’s Day” which is celebrated to highlight the positive difference that men bring to the world, communities and to their families.
This annual event is marked on November 19, which was inaugurated in 1992 on February 7 by Thomas Oaster and later, the occasion was revived by Jerome on November 19 to honor his father’s birthday.
Internatinational Men’s Day 2019 theme
The theme for Internatinational Men’s Day 2019 is ‘Making a distinction for males and boys’. Therefore, this day raises awareness about all issues affecting men and boys on a global scale.
How is International Men’s Day celebrated, what is the theme of 2019 and the history associated with it?
International Men’s Day history
International Men’s Day was established by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh in 1999. At the University of the West Indies, he was a lecturer of History. Since 1960, people were trying to celebrate this day as equal to the level of the celebration of International Women’s Day. Hence, they wanted to celebrate it on February 23.
In the early 1990s, at the invitation of Thomas Oaster, organizations in the United States, Europe and Australia held small events in February.
He successfully promoted the event in 1994, but in 1995 the event was unsuccessful. Then, on November 19, 2003, the Maltese Association for Men’s Rights continued to observe the day every February. At the request of Australian International Men’s Day organizers, the Maltese AMR Committee in 2009 voted to shift the date to November 19.
International Men’s Day is noticed in over 80 nations. The day additionally highlights the achievement of males and their contribution to society in addition to several fields. Moreover, to improve men’s and boy’s health, improve gender relations, to promote gender equality and to highlight the positive role of male models.
International Men’s Day: Celebration
International Men’s Day is celebrated on 19 November every year with an objective to improve men’s and boy’s health, improve gender relations, to promote gender equality and to highlight the positive role of male models.