Some people ask why we need an International Men's Day (IMD)? In Australia, IMD is a great opportunity to take part in a global conversation about manhood, masculinity and men's issues by:
This year, International Men's Day will be held on Sunday 19 November 2023, though many people will hold their activities and celebrations before or after the main event.
International Men's Day is held annually on 19 November. It is an opportunity to celebrate men and boys in all their diversity.
Many people also use the day to highlight some of the key social issues that men and boys around the world face. In Australia, these "men's issues" include the fact that:
Despite the overwhelming evidence that men and boys face a range of issues related to their physical, mental and social health and welling, many people still persist in promoting a range rigid gender stereotypes and clichés like:
This year, International Men’s Day will be held on Sunday November 19 2023, although many people will hold their activities and celebrations before or after the main event.
Everyone can take part in International Men’s Day:
Everyone is welcome to celebrate International Men’s Day on Sunday 19 November 2023.
International Men’s Day recognises that there are a broad variety of laws, values and viewpoints around the world that affect men and boys in different countries, in different ways. There is also a diversity of opinions about those laws, values and viewpoints, which are held by people of different genders and gender identities throughout the world.
International Men’s Day places a focus on that which unites humanity, giving everyone who wants to celebrate International Men’s Day the opportunity to work together towards the day’s six key objectives, which apply equally to all males irrespective of their age, ability, social background, legal status, race, beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity.
It doesn’t matter who you are, every individual is free to celebrate International Men’s Day.
There are wide variety of ways you can mark International Men’s Day on Sunday 19 November 2023. As a general rule, the majority of celebrations share one or more of the following objectives: