Confidare, India’s single largest community for men across globe, encourages men to face adverse and crisis situations powerfully and with a smile on their face. Members at Confidare celebrated father’s day with a small cake cutting ceremony.
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Dated 12th June 2016: An organization by the name of Confidare which works for men was established in 2011. This organization listens to men and provides assistance to them.
Thousands of victimized and distressed men have approached Confidare and its staff for getting help. As of now, it has branches in Delhi-NCR and Karnataka only. Only yesterday Confidare Community for Men concluded a 2-day conference. Conference focused on having quality discussions around men’s mental and physical heath.
As a result of the conference it has come to light that in 2014, 67.7% of those who committed suicides were men. In Karnataka itself, 5000 men ended their lives. These figures are published by National Crime Records Bureau. The main reasons behind the suicides were marital, financial and health related. Pan India, 59000 men ended their lives in 2014. Majority of suicides are caused by above stated reasons. However, there’s no attention given to this problem. Neither is there any discussion about the same nor any protests. It appears as if it is some kind of a joke that so many men are committing suicides. Their deaths do not call for any kind of sympathy or tears.
2 years back in April 2014, India’s largest community center for victimized and distressed men, Confidare, started it’s office in Delhi while it was already operational at Bangalore.
Starting Confidare at Delhi had its own challenges but the incubating team formed by Jyoti Tiwari, Nishant Sharma and Rohit Girdhar overcame all of them effortlessly and now with one more person on-board Bhuvnesh Sharma the journey is all the more exciting.
Here’s a conversation between the foursome sharing their experience and thoughts on the journey hitherto and the vision ahead.
Three cheers to Confidare Delhi team
Participation in the conference is registration based and following are the details for registration.
We often forget that men exist in the society and somehow we take their lives for granted. All gender sensitivity programs just talk about women’s issues and how to make life better for women. But, we forget that 70% of the workforce is men and their world is oblivious to us.
Sensing the gap and the need to bridge the gap, Confidare, India’s largest community of victimized and distressed men, has come up with the novel concept of a high-level 2-Day conference.
Confidare is organizing a 2-day “Conference on Men’s Mental Health & Legal Issues” in the month of June 2016 in Bangalore. The speakers at the conference will focus on a range of topics that impact men’s well-being and their performance at the workplace.
Time and again, we are reminded that this society is male dominated and patriarchal in nature. What does it mean?
It means that men live in a have-it-all world. They have all the rights and privileges and they control all the power in the world. And this is how it is justified or evidence of its presence is presented:
- Men don’t have to leave their homes after getting married.
- They don’t need to adjust with another family.
- They get inheritance in ancestral property.
- Their child gets their name.
- Their name doesn’t need to change after marriage.
While all this might be true, the following is also true.
- Men need to become financially stable before getting married.
- They need to continue to remain so lifelong, which means they cannot stop working and sit at home.
- They cannot pursue their interests as it may not generate enough income for the survival of the whole family.
- Even if their wife works, they should not expect her to share the financial load, if she does it by her own choice, well and good.
- The risk of bringing a new person into their life and family wrests entirely with the man and one wrong decision can ruin his life.