November 17, 2021
BGRS celebrates International Men’s Day on November 19 to recognize men’s accomplishments and contributions and highlight the health issues and overall concerns men face.
International Men’s Day (IMD), originally founded on February 7, 1992, is a global holiday now celebrated annually on November 19th. International Men’s Day was established to recognize the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of men and call attention to the issues they face.
This important day is commemorated by six pillars:
- To promote positive male role models
- To celebrate men’s positive contributions to their families and society
- To focus on men’s health and well-being
- To highlight discrimination against males
- To improve gender relations and promote gender equality
- To create a safer, better world
While International Men’s Day is a day of celebration, it is also a time to acknowledge and address the growing concerns faced by men on a global scale, chief among them: health and well-being. The International Men’s Day official website reports the following global statistics:
- Men, on average, die six years before women
- Men are nearly two times as likely to suffer from lung cancer than women
- Men are nearly two times as likely to suffer from heart disease than women
- Men have a suicide rate three times higher than women
- One in three men have been the victims of domestic abuse
By shining a light on these and other important issues, we can begin to improve men’s physical health and mental wellness.
At BGRS, we aim to foster a true sense of belonging by acknowledging, seeking to understand, and addressing the hurdles faced by our colleagues.
In this spirit, on November 19, BGRS will celebrate International Men’s Day to recognize men’s accomplishments and raise awareness about men’s issues.
To learn more about International Men’s Day, visit the official website by clicking here.