International Men's Day: A Day To Honour Men And Celebrate Equality

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Every year, November 19 is celebrated as International Men's Day worldwide to honour the men who are making positive changes in society while raising awareness

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:
International Men's Day

Every year, November 19 is celebrated as International Men's Day worldwide to honour the men who are making positive changes in society while raising awareness for issues faced by gender. Males have also been the victims of patriarchy, societal norms, mental health, and suicide which is also the biggest killer of men under the age of 45. Founded in 1999 by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh after persistent calls since the 1960s for the creation of an equivalent to International Women's Day because the contributions made by men also deserve a day of recognition in their own right and to celebrate equality. 

Significance of International Men's Day

The six pillars of the objective to celebrate the male gender includes the promotion of positive male role models apart from celebrities who are also living honest lives and their contributions. It is also essential for men to focus on their mental health and wellbeing in all aspects of life, social, emotional, physical and spiritual. On November 19, the discrimination against men is also highlighted especially in the areas of social services, attitudes, expectations, and law while improving gender relations and equality. 

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Internet Celebrates Men

People on the internet have taken this opportunity of Men's Day to celebrate the men in their lives with all the 'beautiful' things they do and the reason their life is 'as precious for them as women's'. From the homeless people to victims of domestic abuse, and law, men in all phases of life deserve the same recognition as any other gender. Some of the internet users, took on Twitter to motivate men to reject the stereotypes and 'truly express themselves', while others compared this day to March 8 which is celebrated as International Men's Day.

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