21st Century Alcohol Policy Conference

SHATTERING MYTHS, INNOVATING PREVENTION, BOOSTING DEVELOPMENT

This conference is the IOGT flagship event in 2016: an idea incubator, leadership hub and discussion forum.

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Life Set Free

We are 129 Member Organizations from 55 countries. We are IOGT International and we work for providing opportunities and environments for all people to thrive and live up to their full potential. Through our lifestyle and advocacy do we create conditions for all people to lead happier, healthier, richer and freer lives.

Global Voices

Our diverse, borderless and largely volunteer-driven community for ideas and opinions, analysis and commentary. Our articles inform the global conversation on alcohol and other drugs, shed light on breaking news and convey exciting stories.

  • baby shoes_s Maik Dünnbier

    Alcohol Free To Help Prevent FASD

    Exposure of the unborn child to alcohol in pregnancy can cause lifelong disabilities (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, FASD) and is a massive public health concern around the world. As approximately half of all pregnancies are unplanned, the exposure of fetuses to alcohol is causing an epidemic of alcohol harm to others than the alcohol user themselves.
    Today is September 9th and International FASD Awareness Day. It’s another opportunity to make the case for urgent action and to help raise awareness of the dangers and risks associated with alcohol use during pregnancy. It’s a day to spend alcohol free – in order to help prevent FASD…

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  • Hipster_water_s Brenda Mkwesha

    Whose Water? Big Alcohol Worsens Global Water Crisis

    Is water for the people or for giant multinational corporations? In the face of the global water crisis, alcohol production is causing water insecurity by depleting precious ground water and by polluting natural water sources. But Big Alcohol’s PR work has shielded it so far from being held accountable for their negative water footprint…

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  • death-breakfast-3 Viktor Watz

    Death By Bacon, Part III.

    When romanticizing unhealthy behavior becomes a symbol of freedom and independence maybe freedom has become a smoke screen for repression (as the French philosopher Michel Foucault suggested about capitalism)?

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  • Carslberg_calculated loss Kristina Sperkova

    Calculated Loss

    Four football players from one national team. Jakub Błaszczykowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Maczynski and Kamil Glik who all have more than football in common. All four of them lost their parents to alcohol use. Their childhood was not about running around after the ball happily and lightheartedly. They got to witness death and poverty. They had to experience anger and resentment…

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