This November 19, International Men’s Day is celebrated, which was born at the initiative of the International Men’s Committee, in order to highlight the positive role and contributions of the male gender to society.
Thomas Oaster, a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas, was the one who established International Men’s Day in 1992. However, it was until 1999, in Trinidad and Tobago when it began to be celebrated and then spread to other countries with the idea of generating a balance between genders.
The date has the support of the United Nations (UN) and various groups for the defense of men’s rights in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Among the objectives of celebrating this day are:
-Promote positive male role models: men of everyday life, who live decent and honest lives.
-Celebrate the positive contributions of men to society, community, family, marriage, childcare and the environment.
-Focus on the health and social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of men.
-Highlight discrimination against men in social attitudes and expectations.
-Improve gender relations and promote gender equality.
-Create a safer and better world where men can reach their full potential.
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