BLOG: My Year In Highlights – Looking Back At 2016

A magnificent view of the year that is almost over, the year of 165 travel days – exactly as many travel days as the number of years that IOGT has been in existence.
I am looking back with satisfaction and determination to do even better. I have learned incredibly much during this year. It was a year of growth, challenges, understanding our organization and broader alcohol policy community. I understand the potential of our members. I got to see our strengths and also the reasons why we do not always succeed in what we decide to do…

BLOG: Seven Connections: Alcohol Causes Poverty

Poverty is not merely material deprivation; poverty is more than lack of income; poverty is more than the absence of resources needed for material well-being — such as food, housing, land, and other assets. Poverty has multiple dimensions. Analyzing poverty through the lens of alcohol harm offers important insights for how to end poverty sustainably and comprehensively…

BLOG: 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…

BLOG: Probably… Disqualification Warning

Let’s call it what it is: UEFA, FIFA have to quit to put their profits over the well-being of children and families, fans and football itself. The events these days involving alcohol fueled violence should cause an urgent disqualification warning to Carlsberg as well. Like at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil, where violence erupted, after alcohol sales were re-introduced – we can clearly see that the alcohol norm needs to be disqualified…

BLOG: Every Child Deserves Jugendland

Warm-hearted and dedicated adults, understanding, patient, supportive, funny. Adults that made me believe that I belong and that I am not judged. Adults, that let the kids play, talk, listened to them, encouraged creativity and looked like they would just want to make our wishes come true. The same kind of adults have been running Jugendland for years and I can imagine how children who come here feel. Every child deserves Jugendland. And I wish every child could have something like that in their community. A piece of safe haven…

BLOG: Meine Rede Beim 120. Bundeskongress IOGT Deutschland

Der Wortlaut der kompletten Rede von Kristina beim 120. Bundeskongress der Guttempler in Deutschland, am 6. Mai 2016, in Bremerhaven…
The complete speech of Kristina at the 120th Federal Congress of IOGT in Germany, May 6, 2016 in Bremerhaven, Germany…