International Men’s Day 2020: Why is it celebrated?

By Ishank Katyal

International Men’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 19th November every year to spread awareness about men’s health and promote gender equality. Just like International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8th March, Men’s Day is celebrated to honour men for their positive contribution towards society while raising the issues faced by the gender. Men have also been the victim of patriarchy, pseudo feminism, societal norms, mental health, and suicide to name a few.

According to the official website of International Men’s Day, the demand for the day to celebrate the gender was founded in 1999 by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh.

Significance

Men’s Day is celebrated to promote positive male roles apart from the famous personalities and to fulfil the objective to create awareness about their mental health in all aspects including social, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Apart from that, it is also important to throw light on the discrimination faced by the men in the society and the their protection from the problems like false allegations by women, sexism, fake feminism, etc.

Men’s health awareness is being discussed through the conversations on social media and seminars these days.

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