International Men’s Day 2019 – Make it Count
To celebrate International Men’s Day on 19 November 2019, we have developed a number of resources for people to share at work, with friends or publicly across social media channels.
These include a vast set of posters along multiple themes, that can be downloaded, printed out, or simply shared in a digital format.
They celebrate men and boys in all their diversity and ask that no one is forgotten as we take 24 hours on 19 November to Talk About Men.
You can also grab social media tiles for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and make a statement on the day by posting these tiles with your own message. If you haven’t planned anything specific, we encourage you to use these resources to help bring more awareness to men who are:
- Doing it Tough
- Social Isolated
- Living with a disability
- Loving dads
- Looking out for other mates
- Living in rural communities
- Returning veterans
- Identify as gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex
- From different sides of the political spectrum
- Men of all religions
If you are giving a talk for men or about men on International Men’s Day – or in fact any day – we encourage you to check out our presentation toolkit, ‘Know Your Man Facts’. It’s a simple, effective conversation starter that you can tailor to your own needs.
We have also developed presenter notes to go with the talk as well as an interactive quiz to get your audience involved.
If you are running an event that you would like others to know about, contact us and we will advertise your event on our IMD calendar.
Some suggestions include:
- Barbecues, breakfasts and social meet-ups
- Shared activities such as a walks, swimming sessions or group cycles
- Holding a talk, inviting a guest speaker along
- Running a movie night
- Making a fuss about the men and boys in your community who you believe are great role models
What do you have planned? We’d love to know.
International Men’s Day is an opportunity to highlight some of the social issues that men and boy face, to value male role models, acknowledge the contribution of men and boys, foster positive gender relations, bring awareness to male health issues, tackle discrimination and disadvantage and make the world a safer place for everyone.
So Let’s Get Australia Talking About Men
To get a copy of the IMD Know Your Man Facts Presentation, please email Kim Trengove on [email protected]