SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Celebrated worldwide on November 19th, International Men’s Day (IMD) highlights the positive values men bring to the world and their families. It is also a time to recognize their positive roles within communities and raise awareness of men’s overall well-being.
CIBC FirstCaribbean earlier today, commemorated the day with a donation to the Turning Point Foundation. This faith-based foundation personalizes substance abuse treatments for its residents, freeing them from the addictive nature of drugs or alcohol, so they may re-enter society.
The pandemic has brought with it a rise in reported cases of domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse and mental health issues and the men in our communities have not been exempt from this, which makes this year’s theme “Better relations between men and women” a very relevant focus and discussion topic. This also leans on one of the six pillars of IMD, which is to improve gender relations and promote gender equality.