International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual event celebrated on 19 November and observed by over 70 countries, including England, where the event was inaugurated by students from the University of Kent, who celebrated the day on campus.
IMD is informally viewed as a male counterpart of International Women’s Day (8 March) and relates to Father’s Day (June). It also relates to Universal Children’s Day (20 November), forming a 48 hour celebration of men and children. The day highlights discrimination against men and boys as well as their achievements and contributions to community, family, marriage and child care.
This year the event runs from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at the West Indian Sports & Social Centre on Westwood Street in Moss Side M14 4SW. All our welcome to attend and admission is free.
The purpose of the event is to examine the following objectives:
- Focusing on men and boy’s health
- Improving gender relations
- Promoting gender equality
- Highlighting male role models
There are many different ways in which you can participate in the the celebration of the day:
- Public seminars
- Classroom activities at schools
- Radio and television programmes
- Panel discussions
- Award ceremonies
- Art displays
How will you celebrate International Men’s Day 2017?