Minister of Health and Gender Relations Alvina Reynolds said she would like to celebrate the contributions men have made in the development of their families, communities and Saint Lucia as a whole.
“I call on our brothers in this country to reflect on the situation confronting men and women. I think I would like to encourage conversation to happen among men to see how we can work towards having a more peaceful society.”
HERE IS THE MINISTER’S ADDRESS ON INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY 2015:
International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November.
The objectives of celebrating an International Men’s Day include focusing on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.
It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care.
The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values.