Thursday 19 November is International Men's Day, celebrated by 80 countries around the world. It's an opportunity to highlight and discuss some of the social and health issues men and boys face.
According to the Australian Men's Health Forum the facts are compelling. Our sons are less educated than our daughters. Our brothers die younger than our sisters. Our fathers are more likely to die at work than our mothers. Our male friends are more likely to die by suicide than our female friends.
Published in 2020, the Men’s Health Report Card for Victoria highlights 10 key areas where men and boys are not faring as well as women and girls.
By increasing awareness and taking collective action on the gender issues that impact men and boys, we can create a healthier future for men and a healthier future for everyone.