International Men's Day in
St. Kitts and Nevis
International Men's Day was inaugurated in St. Kitts and Nevison November 19, 2010. The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs is using the occasion of International Men’s Day to highlight issues affecting and involving men. International Men’s Day was observed on Friday and a few activities, such as a health fair, a church service and a panel discussion on general men’s issues were organized by the ministry.
Ms. Sharon Rattan, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender Affairs said the Gender Affairs Department wants to reach out more to men as previously they focused mostly on women issues. Ms. Rattan told WINN FM that it was their hope to use the opportunity to gather more information about the issues affecting men to guide their plan of action in the future. “We are trying to get men together and engage their minds on the issues that affect them so that we can go forward and support them,” Ms. Rattan said, adding that the programs would also cater to young boys.