2021 will be a year that may be best remembered for the continuation of the COVID pandemic, the first operational private flight in space by Space X, and the boom of cryptocurrencies and NFTs. In addition, we saw a lot of interesting developments and stories in the realm of male advocacy. These ranged from positive stories of male-supportive movements, to discouraging anti-male sentiment and policies.
At GIBM, we launched the Boys and Mens’ Well-Being Index (BAM Index), and the GIBM Boys and Mens’ Calendar. The BAM Index features data on the well-being of boys and men, and showcases data from our state reports for California, Colorado, other states and national data. The Calendar, which is importable and embeddable into your personal calendar, features notable designated days, weeks, and months dedicated to boys and men, such as International Men’s Day on Nov. 19 and important events. The BAM Index and the Calendar are free resources created by GIBM for the public benefit.
GIBM also included top news stories on boys and men’s issues for 2021, organized according to GIBM’s 6 Pillars of Male Well-Being.