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2009 INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY: HONORING POSITIVE MALE ROLE MODELS AND MOVING MEN'S ISSUES TO THE WORLD STAGE

For a number of reasons and in many ways, 2009 was a year in which boundaries -- visible to some, yet devastatingly inhibiting to all -- were transcended. It was a year of hope and inspiration and a year in which Life threw us a few curve balls. Yet we managed to scramble to our feet, dust ourselves off, and get back in the game. It was also a year in which positive male role models from all Walks of Life throughout our global village were honored and recognized on International Men’s Day which was observed on Thursday, 19 November 2009. Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Georgia, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Malta, Moldova, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United Statesare a sample of the countries that participated in the worldwide observance of 2009 International Men’s Day and its theme “Positive Male Role Models”. Newspaper headlines, websites, blogs, and online social media networks suc…