Much popular in recent years ‘19 November: International Men’s Day’
Today November 19th is celebrating as the International Men’s Day. International Men’s day is celebrated to highlight the social issues that men and boys face and to celebrate their achievements in the economic, social, cultural and political spheres.
As we all know International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 but International Men’s Day is not officially recognized by the United Nations.
To recognize International Men’s Day (IMD) officially the calling from various parts of globe had been rising around since the 1960s.
Why on 19th November?
In 1999 the day was conceived and coordinated by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago and he selected November 19 as the date partly because it was his father’s date of birth.
Dr Teelucksingh believed to highlight the importance of good male role models. Officials of UNESCO gave their written support to the idea of celebrating International Men’s Day and the holiday has been celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago since 1999. Today, more than 80 countries is celebrating Men’s Day.
Theme of International Men’s Day 2022:
The theme for International Men’s Day 2022 is “Helping men and boys.”
This day proposes to promote positive role models, recognize the contributions of men to society, improve gender relations and focus on the issues that commonly affect men and boys.
Men’s rights activists coordinate talks, seminars and workshops on this day that highlight the issues faced by men in society.
Question & Answer:
Q1. On which day International Men’s Day is celebrated across the world?
Ans. 19th November
Q2. Who selected the date for celebrating International Men’s day?
Ans. Dr Jerome Teelucksingh
Q3. What is the theme of International Men’s Day 2022?
Ans. Helping men and boys