"A real man is one who can cry freely, express his emotions without judgement, and live a life without the burdens of society."
It all began in the year 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago that November 19th of every year was to be observed as International Men's Day. Across the globe, this day is observed with special significance for men, when men can celebrate themselves without limits.
This day signifies to bring into light the foremost issues related to boys and men's health. It focuses on improving equality between genders, gender relations and highlights great male role models.
It is important for men to have a dedicated day to celebrate themselves as they make more than half of the country's population. In comparison to the hype created by the much celebrated women's day, men haven't got their share of importance. It is equally important to highlight a day only for men to bring importance to discriminated men and boys of the society due to various reasons and help them with a new way of life.
Theme for this year
“Better relations between men and women”
Let's accept, a man also needs a shoulder to lean on. We urge all women to hear out men they respect - whether it's a colleague, companion, or family member. It's essential to understand the stories from their end too. It's time to hear the stories of good men as well. Rather than continuously trying to improve men with ugly examples of what not to do, let's show them "how to do it the better way" and also be open to hear their advice.
Appreciate men for bringing positive value to the world
Let's celebrate this day by commemorating the great men in our lives. Take some time to appreciate men.
Let's make use of this day as a great way to recognize the involvement of men in our families and their contribution to the world. Let us make it a platform to educate all men and women about gender issues and talk about them openly.
We wish all the men out there a "Happy International Men's Day"!