Ministry of Justice: International Men's Day

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 4 November 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

No one should suffer unfair treatment because of their gender. Every year International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight how outcomes for men and boys can be improved and to talk about some of the important work going on every day across Government to do this.

We have a range of activity planned to mark International Men’s Day, either on the day itself or in advance, including:

  • a men’s health and wellbeing event in Leeds being run by our departmental Mental Health Allies;
  • working with our Corporate Communications and Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing teams and our network of Health and Wellbeing Champions to raise awareness amongst our male employees of the range of departmental support and wellbeing programmes available;
  • activity being led by our departmental Gender Equality Network includes an International Men’s Day quiz, a shared event with the Government Legal Department, and a breakfast session for dads and dads-to-be; and
  • a dedicated International Men’s Day blog from a male member of staff to feature on our employee intranet.

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