On November 19 International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. We highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being. One of the six pillars of International Men’s Day is to  improve gender relations and promote gender equality not only for men but for women too. In this light our theme for 2021 is “Better relations between men and women.”

Better relations between men and women


We provide suggestions on how you can celebrate International Men’s Day, and how to get your local community and council involved to create a community event and or a special award ceremony.

The month of November is important for the masculine soul because it gathers several events that are important to men.  Movember is the month we focus on raising money for mens health. On November 20 we celebrate International Children’s day which then forms 48 hours of celebration for men and children, and the special relationship they share.

So we have plenty of reasons to celebrate International Mens Day. We invite you to check out our fact sheet on how to run a community event for International Mens Day. Feel free to use the International Mens Day Logo or adapt the IMD logo into your own language as the French have done. 

You might like to thank some men who are positive male role models in your community and use our  IMD Appreciation Award certificates. You can download our posters and other resources here.

International Men’s Day encourages men to teach the boys in their lives the values, character and responsibilities of being a man. Mahatma Gandhi said, “We must become the change we seek.”  It is only when we all, both men and women, lead by example that we will create a fair and safe society which allows everyone the opportunity to prosper.

International Men’s Day is an opportunity for people everywhere of goodwill to appreciate and celebrate the men in their lives and the contribution they make to society for the greater good of all.