International Men's Day takes place today on 19 November. The theme this year is 'Make a difference for men and boys'. Objectives include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.
Men face particular health challenges and experience many health inequalities. Suicide and deliberate self-harm particularly affect men.
As part of the implementation of the Government’s Action Plan on Bullying, the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., today launched the national anti-bullying website, www.tacklebullying.ie.
The tacklebullying.ie website, which was developed by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University, provides information, support and advice for students, teachers and parents on how to recognise and deal with bullying behaviour and allows teenagers to share experiences with their peers online.
The launch of the website is part of the final phase of implementation of the Government’s Action Plan on Bullying. The Action Plan, which was published in January 2013, sets out twelve actions to help prevent and tackle bullying in primary and post primary schools. The actions focus on support for schools awareness raising and research.