Happy International Men's Day: Here are some interesting facts

Published: 19th November 2017 12:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th November 2017 12:31 PM  

International Men’s Day is a global event that promotes the awareness of male health, discrimination and gender relations. It was founded in 1998 in Trinidad and Tobago and has gone on to receive support from individuals and social groups across the globe. International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 60 countries of the world. It is celebrated on 19 November. (Image Courtesy internationalmensday.com)
The event encourages men to be positive male role models. More importantly, it also focuses on the achievements and contributions that men have made and in particular, their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care, whilst highlighting the discrimination against them.
Almost all the countries of the world the suicide rate is worse for men than women and averaged out, the rate of suicide for men is up to three times that of women. In Russia it is 6 men for every 1 women. Most people know that men suffer unfair discrimination in family law in most countries of the world and in western nations men and boys are dropping behind in school and university.
The theme for 2017 is: Celebrate Men and Boys.
Recent World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that, globally, male life expectancy at birth in 2015 was 69 years; for females, it was 74 years. Women on a worldwide basis live 5 years longer than men. Over 95% of work place fatalities are men and that 99% of combat deaths are men according to the official website of International Men's Day. (Image Courtesy internationalmensday.com)
How can one contribute in International Men's Day?: One can join on November 19 in celebrating the contribution men and boys make to those around them, to their family and friends, their work place and the community, the nations and the world.
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