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Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago by Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D., a Thought Leader on Gender Issues and a faculty member in the History Department of the University of West Indies, International Men’s Day is observed in over 70 nations on 19 November of each year. Since 2008, the United States has observed International Men’s Day. In 2012, for the first time, International Men’s Day was observed in a correctional facility when an individual residing in the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York accepted an invitation to assume a leadership role for 2012 International Men’s Day as its Empowerment Coordinator. The individual in question donned the mantle of Empowerment Coordinator for 2012 International Men’s Day and coordinated an event in alignment with that year’s theme, “Helping Men and Boys Live Longer, Happier, Healthier Lives”. 2013 International Men’s Day will be observed at the Clinton Correctional Facility under the theme, “Keeping Men And Boys Safe…