International Men’s Day 2015

International Mens' Day 2015

International Men’s Day (IMD) is a day to:

  • remember all the good things about men and boys around us.
  • acknowledge and celebrate the invisible heroes of everyday.
  • honor men for all their positive contributions to the world.
  • pray for the health, well-being and safety of men and boys.
  • to ask for fairness towards men and boys in all walks of life.
  • join hands to end misandry and to restore respect for masculinity.

IMD is also a day to examine the various issues faced by men and boys and to discover ways to address them. It is a day to sensitize the society to work towards making a difference for men and boys. This year True Equity Network (TEN) India and All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWA) will be focusing on two important issues, namely, health and education of men and boys.

Full Press Release can be viewed here.

Demand for a Ministry of Men’s Welfare mentioned India Today Website

As appeared in India Today Website:

Demand for a Ministry for Men's Welfare in IndiaWith a large number of men falling victim to “gender-biased laws”, an organisation fighting for “male rights” demanded here Sunday that a “Ministry of Men’s Welfare” be set up to look into long neglected issues that affect them.

Quoting National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, men’s rights organisation Hridaya said a large number of men were falling victim to “legal terrorism” perpetrated through “anti-male and anti-family laws”, and demanded that gender-biased laws be made gender-neutral.

“Section 498 A of the Indian Penal Code (husband or relative of husband subjecting woman to cruelty) and the Domestic Violence Act are being widely misused, and men are now facing legal terrorism. Going by the NCRB data, in 2012, after theft and hurt, the most number of cases were filed under 498 A,” Hridaya secretary Amit Gupta said at an event organised to raise awareness about International Men’s Day to be celebrated world over Nov 19.

“Ironically, with over a lakh cases filed under the section during 2012, conviction only happened in 6,916 cases. The largest number of such cases were either dismissed or withdrawn,” said Gupta, stressing the need for reviewing the law which deals with cases of women being subjected to cruelty, and carries a prison term of three years.

Gupta also said that contrary to popular belief, a large section of married men are victims of domestic violence. He said 63,343 married men committed suicide in 2012, with a fair amount of them having faced domestic problems.

The non-government organisation, in a recent survey, found that married men subjected to domestic violence often live in denial, while around 84 percent of men said domestic violence against men was “funny”.

“After over six decades of independence, not a single study has been undertaken to look at issues faced in the domestic sphere by men. While we are not against the female population, and we are not against laws protecting them, what we want is a Ministry of Men’s Welfare to look into the issues we men face,” Gupta said.

D.S. Rao, president of the organisation, said that on International Men’s Day, the organisation will hold countrywide programmes to highlight issues that affect men and demand that “anti-male” laws be made gender-neutral.

“We want the law to confer protection upon men against verbal, emotional, economic, physical and sexual abuse at home as well as at the workplace,” Rao said.

International Men’s Day 2013

International Men's Day

International Men’s Day is observed on 19th November, 2013.

International Men’s Day 2013 theme

International Men's Day LogoThe theme for 2013 is, “Keeping Men and Boys safe”.
The nominated target areas are:

  • Keeping men and boys Safe by tackling male suicide;
  • Keeping boys safe so they can become tomorrow’s role models;
  • Tackling our tolerance of violence against men and boys;
  • Boosting men’s life expectancy by keeping men and boys safe from avoidable illness and death;
  • Keeping men and boys safe by promoting fathers and male role models.

The IMD 2013 Press Release asks:

“People all over the world are used to relating to men as protectors and providers, but how often do we consider the actions we can all take to protect Men and Boys from harm and provide them with a safe world where they can thrive and prosper?”

Press Release on Men's DayView the Press Release by AIMWA containing the demands of Boys & Men of India on the occasion of International Men’s Day by clicking on the picture. (PDF).

Visit this site for information on the observance of Men’s Day at various places in India.

Press release by AIMWA Chennai on International Men’s Day

Men's Day DemandsAIMWA members at Chennai have planned to observe the International Me’s Day by holding dharnas, distributing pamphlets and holding a press conference.

There is a widespread understanding amongst the public on the distress of the men in general and married men in particular. The sustained campaign by the members of AIMWA and SIF through media and by direct interaction has created awareness on the plight of men in India on account of the blatantly anti-male biased laws.

Here are the Press releases in Tamil and English: Continue reading Press release by AIMWA Chennai on International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day 2011 on 19th November

International Men's Day, 2011Men and women across the world will be celebrating International Men’s Day on Saturday, 19 November 2011. This year, India celebrates International Men’s Day for the fifth time along with 23 other countries around the globe.

Bike and car rallies are being conducted in all major cities in India to reach out to the public and encourage them to celebrate this day. In Pune, a bike rally will start from Shaniwarwada at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at District Court, Shivaji Nagar around 12:00 noon.

Similar rallies and meetings have been arranged at all major cities of India.

We will be posting the press releases, write-ups and photos of all events that take place in connection with the International Men’s Day throughout India. Please stand by.

Message for everyone on International Men’s Day

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

The above is a quote of Henry David Thoreau, who observed that most men are enslaved to their work and to those for whom they work. True to his words, everyday,

• Men protect and provide for families.
• Men render many services that make the society comfortable for everyone.
• Men make many contributions to science, technology and health of all.
• Men perform the most dangerous and difficult jobs in the world.
• Men take risks and die to save other lives during calamities and war.

Every day and everywhere, as we are busy idolizing movie stars, athletes and other celebrities as role models, the common men around us – the academic achievers, social leaders, champions of the environment, artists, comedians, soldiers, farmers, fishermen, fire fighters, and those more humble males who, on a daily basis, clean our streets, build our houses, fix our vehicles, police our streets, deliver newspapers and milk, and care for children – dedicate themselves to their work and continue to serve everyone.

On International Men’s Day, here is our message to all men:

Tell your story and sing your song!
We will listen, cheer, remember and support you.

On International Men’s Day, we call upon all men and women to recognize and honor men for the numerous services they render and the innumerable sacrifices they make for the health and well-being of our families and society.

We call upon everyone to celebrate the men in our lives – our fathers, brothers, partners, sons, male friends, neighbors and colleagues.

We urge everyone to –



Equality for men, myth or reality?

Mr.Veerappa Moily, Indian cabinet minister receiving a copy of the IMD HandbookAs part of the events planned to mark the International Men’s Day to be observed on 19th November, 2011, the activists for Men’s Rights have published a handbook titled “Equality for men – Myth or Reality?” which vividly exposes various myths, fictitious stories, assumptions and lies against men of India that are deep rooted in our society.

The book in PDF (eBook) form can be downloaded from International Men’s Day web page.

The handbook has been compiled and edited assiduously Mr.Atit Rajpara and various other men’s rights activists belonging to the renowned NGO movement viz: “Save Indian Family”. It exposes the deep-rooted malady of misandry in our society and the laws and attitudes that are pronouncedly biased against men.

You can have a walk-through of the booklet here:

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National Geographic seeks male victim of domestic violence for documentary

Sarah Isaac is currently researching the topic of men as victims of domestic violence at National Geographic and is looking for a younger male victim/survivor who is happy to talk on camera.

The reason behind this being that they want to highlight that this is a global and not domestic story.

Violence against men seems to be a largely untold story and is something that they are really interested in featuring.

The show that she is researching on behalf of, Taboo, is National Geographic’s most successful show.

Taboo is a long-running prime-time documentary series on the National Geographic Channel. The series presents an in-depth analysis of human behaviours and customs from around the world. As the title suggests, the focus is on practices that some countries or cultures might consider strange.

But often things that are considered taboo are not well understood. In each episode, personal stories are presented alongside analysis from leading academics and experts in the relevant field.

Part of the reason for this success is their observational documentary style of shooting. In recent years female violence against men has become more public affair, it would seem that there a quite few contributing factors, but above all, there seems to be very little support by way of shelter for men that are in this situation.

Violence against men seems to be a largely untold story and is something that they are really interested in featuring.

If you are able to assist Sarah, please contact her at the details below.

Sarah Isaac / researcher
Beyond Productions
109 Reserve Rd, Artarmon NSW 2064
L: +61 (0)2 9437 2000
M: 040 6897171
F: +61 (0)2 9437 2090

See also: One in Three page.

College girl slaps father in public

BHUBANESWAR: Agitated over her father’s claim that she featured in a porn CD, a college girl on Monday slapped him in full public view outside the office of the State Commission for Women here.

As he lodged a complaint with the SCW alleging his daughter was being ‘misused’ by a man, the 18-year-old girl appeared before the SCW office in the company of that man and asked her father to withdraw the complaint, police said.

Full news from Times of India.

Something that the feminists of India can celebrate!

In one stroke the entire male population can be put to shame – be it he father, the brother, the husband and his male relatives!

A father who was concerned about his teen-aged daughter being exploited for making Porn videos has been slapped in public repeatedly. This has happened where? In front of the State Women’s Commission! Now you understand what the Women’s commissions including NCW and SCW’s are encouraging actively.

If this is the fate of the father, then what is in store for the poor male idiot who is going to marry this girl some day!

Having read that news, watch this father-slapping video too!

Fathers’ Day 2011

Fathers' DayFather’s Day is celebrated worldwide to honor the contribution of ‘Fathers’. In India also the Father’s day is being celebrated since many years as an expression of love and tribute to the Fathers.

Present day fathers are actively involved in parenting their children in every way and in all spheres of their development. In the changed scenario of our family system, especially in cities the role of the father is paramount and must be recognized equally along with the Mother.

Shared parenting is the only solution for the normal growth of children whose parents are separated.

Views of the Fathers’ Day bash at Bangalore by the members of CRISP (Child Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting):
Continue reading Fathers’ Day 2011

Husbands protest against nagging wives at Bangalore

Bangalore dharna against draconian D.V. ActMen will take to the streets against women on Saturday. The men are ‘husbands’ who have become victims of ‘intimate terror by wives’, according to the Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP), which is organising the dharna.

The protest will see hundreds of men venting their agony in front of the Town Hall.

According to SIFF, husbands and their family members are facing discrimination by the government and inaction of the judiciary against ‘wife terror’.

This ‘intimate terror’ also includes ‘biting’, ‘nagging’, ‘hitting’, and ‘extra-marital affairs’, according to SIFF. Other ‘terror’ by wives the husbands will protest against include daily abuse, threat of blackmail to commit suicide, threat of criminal cases and not allowing to play with children.

“Recently, a young man was ordered to pay Rs 25,000 per month as maintenance to his estranged wife in a marriage that lasted just six months. Even a government employee does not get Rs 25,000 pension per month after working for 30 years,” said an SIFF spokesperson.

The protesters are demanding changes in laws that govern divorce, dowry law and maintenance. These they say are being used to file false cases against men by their wives.
Continue reading Husbands protest against nagging wives at Bangalore

.. for the sake of boys and men!