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 BOTSWANA JOINS THE WORLD IN COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY

The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration  and Gender Affairs wishes to inform the public about the upcoming International Men's Day(IDM) which will be celebrated on 18th November 2016 in Manyana under the theme "Talk About  Male Suicide."

International Men's Day was first celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago in 1999.The government of Botswana officially endorsed and adopted the commemoration of International Men's Day in 2013 therefore it is now amongst the 60 countries that observe this day annually. The objectives of this day focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relation, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. This day provides an opportunity for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions particularly to the community, family, marriage and child care. The day also affords time to reflect on issues affecting men.

The theme for IDM 2016,calls upon the nation to introspect and focus on challenges facing men and boys and collectively seeks effective interventions that can address male suicide pandemic.

For any clarification please contact the Public Relations Unit at 3611110/5 or toll free number 0800 600 777 and email:hramorogo@gov.bw

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