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THE FUTURE AND INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY: DR. JEROME TEELUCKSINGH

I never expected that International Men’s Day would generate high levels of enthusiasm, understanding and cooperation. I’m grateful to all who assisted with advice, suggestions and recommendations. The priceless inputs of these persons were lifelines which contributed to the success of International Men’s Day. Their input was the valuable lifeblood which kept IMD alive.

Some might be wondering if International Men’s Day will have any impact on the future. Others might wonder- what is the life expectancy of IMD? Will it end soon? I am certain that this unique day which is supported by men and women from diverse backgrounds will continue to grow and positively impact on our world.

Undoubtedly, future generations will be changed in their thinking, interaction and decisions. IMD will generate sufficient support which will be a wake-up call for the media and contribute to men and women being portrayed as honest, decent, morally upright, possessing morals and displaying integrity. More im…

RECORDING, RECOGNIZING, AND REMEMBERING INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY: DR. JEROME TEELUCKSINGH

It is important that you record some or all of your involvement in International Men’s Day. Why? Future coordinators and supporters would be interested to know how they could continue your work and improve the observances. Additionally, it is important that your efforts are preserved for present and future researchers on gender relations, masculinity or the men’s movement. Photographs, audio recordings and newspaper clippings could be placed on websites, CDs or DVDs and donated to libraries and universities. Recording your achievements, plans and thoughts in a journal or blog is also a good idea. If resources are available, publish a pamphlet or booklet with recommendations or observations from your previous IMD observances. A short video posted on YouTube would certainly reach a wide audience. Be proud of your accomplishments!

Should there be a formal program for the observance of International Men’s Day ("IMD")? Should cultural events and religious persons be included in …