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INDIA TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY 2009

CONTACT:
Uma Challa, International Men's Day Coordinator for INDIA
E-Mail: challa.uma@gmail.com



Men and women across the world will be celebrating International Men’s Day on Thursday, 19 November 2009. International Men’s Day was celebrated for the first time in Trinidad and Tobago on 19 November 1999.


India celebrated International Men’s Day for the first time in the year 2007. This year, India celebrates International Men’s Day for the third time along with Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, Malta, South Africa, Georgia, New Zealand, Moldova, Germany, Holland and Brazil and other nations around the globe.


Men’s and fathers’ rights groups across the country are planning activities on International Men’s Day 2009 to recognize and honor the selfless sacrifices of men and to celebrate men’s invaluable contributions to families, communities, and society. On this occasion, bike and car rallies will be conducted in all major cities in the…

FATHERHOOD ISSUES MOVE TO THE CENTER OF AMERICA'S RADAR SCREEN

Ten years ago – in October 1999 -- when I launched IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD® and began interviewing Fathers, Fathers’ Rights Advocates, and Fatherhood Practitioners in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, researching global health and parenting resources for Fathers, publishing interviews of Fathers and essays and articles about Fatherhood, and speaking in public forums about Fatherhood issues, I sensed that it was just a matter of time before the importance of Fatherhood and men’s unique parenting and health issues would capture the attention of the world’s leaders and policymakers. Ten years later, in 2009, the critical role that Fathers play in the lives of their children and in our families and communities and their unique issues have not gone unnoticed by at least one world leader. On Friday, 19 June 2009, the 44th President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama who recently became a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, held a Town Hall Meeting on…