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There are many men and boys who are proper role models but are not involved or unaware of International Men’s Day. They comprise the silent majority who ensure that there is happiness, stability in a family and democracy in a country. This silent majority are enriching lives, bringing smiles to sad face, defending countries, upholding justice and protecting the weak and voiceless. However, this silent majority are rarely in the media because unfortunately bad news sells! But the silence is not real. Their voices are constantly heard in the schools, homes, workplace, religious institutions and the streets. The silent majority are aware of their power and are always careful not to abuse this power. They will continue to shape our society and direct the future.

Yes, the silent majority are quiet and almost invisible to the public but their contributions are invaluable. This silent majority do not care for cheap fame and honour. They are genuinely concerned that their input can make a r…


International Men’s Day recognizes the importance of human life. Supporters and observers of IMD are interested in seeking help and providing advice to those persons who are considering suicide as an option.

Your life is important and you have an important purpose on this Earth. Thus, you must not allow anyone or any event discourage you. Maybe you have been bullied, insulted or mocked. Probably you are in jail for a crime you did not commit. Probably your reputation or family name has been damaged. Maybe your parents or guardians do not approve of a relationship or career choice. The trauma of divorce, separation, injury or sickness can make you feel sad, depressed and suicidal. However, there is no need to believe that your death will solve the problem.

In addition to the family of International Men’s Day, there are trained and qualified professionals who can provide counselling to ensure you are again on the track in life. There are support groups and telephone hotlines for you …