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International Mens Day History

International Men's Day is a global event celebrated annually, with the aim of highlighting and promoting male role models, along with focusing on the unique challenges faced by men and overcoming gender stereotypes. The observance seeks to tackle key issues such as men's mental health, positive masculinity, and men's well-being, while raising awareness of their social, emotional, and physical needs. The event not only provides an opportunity to recognise men's achievements and contributions to society, but also highlights the need for gender equality and encouraging more open conversations around these topics.

The origin of International Men's Day can be traced back to 1999, when Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, a history lecturer from Trinidad and Tobago, proposed a designated day to celebrate men's accomplishments and address critical gender issues. In Australia, the observance has gained considerable attention over the years, with a particular focus on areas such as male suicide prevention, men's health, and the well-being of boys. The Australian Men's Health Forum plays an active role in advocating for these matters and provides resources and support to actively tackle problems affecting men and boys nationwide.

In Australia, International Men's Day is often celebrated through various events, such as discussions, forums, workshops, and campaigns related to men's health and well-being, as well as acknowledging the positive achievements of male role models within the community. Through these activities, the day encourages a culture of support and understanding, fosters meaningful conversations, and aims to challenge societal norms surrounding masculinity. International Men's Day is observed nationwide on November 19th, coinciding with the global date for the occasion.

International Mens Day facts

  • The theme for International Men's Day in 2023 was Zero Male Suicide.
  • Men are three times more likely to die from suicide than women.
  • International Men's Day structures its objectives as 6 pillars:
    1) To promote positive male role models
    2) To celebrate men's positive contributions to society
    3) To focus on men's health and wellbeing
    4) To highlight discrimination against men
    5) To improve gender relations and promote gender equality
    6) To create a safer, better world
  • The concept of the "Aussie bloke" stereotype has been prevalent in Australian society, with men often being seen as rugged, hardworking, and stoic.
  • Australian men are well-educated, with nearly 70% of Australian males completing high school, and about 30% having earned a bachelor's degree or higher. However, women in Australia are more likely to complete higher education, with about 38% holding a bachelor's degree or higher.

Top things to do in Australia for International Mens Day

  • Award a positive male role model or someone who inspires you with an International Men's Day certificate. For instructions on making one, go to IMD Award Certificates .
  • Raise awareness on social media by using the tags #internationalmensday, #celebratemen, #menshealth, #stopmalesuicide, and #thankamantoday
  • Visit the official International Men's Day Australia website ( to find any local events happening in your area.
  • Spend the day with male family members or friends engaging in activities like sports or outdoor adventures while discussing topics related to International Men's Day.

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