International Men’s Day’s month-long campaign this year celebrates men’s educational journeys they face throughout their lives, including educational attainment and re-skilling – a factor much under review in the wake of the lockdown.
From a health perspective, the campaign places a focus on workplace deaths, life expectancy and disease, such as male cancers. The campaign also shines a light on male victims and survivors of sexual abuse, rape, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based crime, stalking and slavery. The campaign further offers a voice to men who find themselves homeless or in care, and examines the high male death rate in custody and men as victims of violence
As International Men’s Day takes place, we should all encourage the men in our life to: