SCRA marks International Men’s Day

Posted on 19th Nov 2021
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SCRA is committed to eliminating discrimination, promoting inclusion and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce and through everything that we do. Today (Friday 19 November) on International Men’s Day we are highlighting the work of six of our colleagues from different roles in the organisation.

The theme for this year is celebrating the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. This year’s campaign also aims to raise awareness of men’s well-being

On International Men’s Day, Ciaran, David, Neill, Paul, Craig and Neil tell us about working for SCRA and how they look after their well-being. A massive thank you to them for sharing their stories.

One of the pillars of International Men’s Day is to improve gender relations and promote gender equality, not only for men but for women too, so a focus for 2021 is ‘Better relations between men and women’ and we hope these ‘spotlights’ help us to better understand our male colleagues and what we can all do to look after ourselves and stay healthy.

Indiya Kurlus, SCRA’s Inclusion and Diversity Manager said: “Gender equality is not just about equality for women – men face gendered inequality too, not least related to toxic masculinity and its effect on their mental health and well-being.

“In President Obama’s farewell address he spoke about the disadvantages faced by the ‘middle-aged white guy’ whose worlds have been impacted by economic, cultural and technological change – that change has only been exacerbated by the pandemic and we are now facing a public mental health crisis.

“We’ve used International Men’s Day as an opportunity to get to know some of our male colleagues a little better and understand what it is they do to look after their health – physically and emotionally – and I would like to express my sincere thanks to each of them for being so open about how they stay well.”

For more information about our work, visit the Inclusion and Diversity section of our website.

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