The Men’s Network has launched a new website to promote International Men’s Day 2011 (Saturday 19th November) in its role as the UK’s co-ordinator for the annual celebration of men and boys.
International Men’s Day is still relatively unknown in UK and the website is an important step in delivering The Men’s Network’s objective of helping men and boys across the world to reach their full potential as it will help to bring more attention to specific needs of men and boys both in the UK and around the world.
International Men’s Day (IMD) is a global day of observance held every year on 19thNovember. IMD invites every man, woman, girl and boy in the world to come together and celebrate men and boys in all their diversity.
IMD recognizes that there are a broad variety of laws, values and viewpoints around the world that affect different men, in different countries in different ways. There is also a diversity of opinions about those laws, values and viewpoints which are held by the many different men, women, girls and boys throughout the world.
As a day of observance IMD places its focus on that which unites humanity- giving everyone who wants to celebrate International Men’s Day the opportunity to help work towards IMD’s shared objectives which are applied equally to men and boys irrespective of their age, ability, social background, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, religious belief and relationship status.
Those objectives are:
- To promote male role models
- To celebrate the contribution that men make
- To focus on men’s health and wellbeing
- To highlight discrimination against men the inequalities that men and boys face
- To improve gender relations and promote gender equality
- To create a safer world for everyone