Blog Archive

Since 2011, our Global Voices have produced more than 400 thought-provoking and opinionated blog articles – covering a diverse range of topics. Some blog articles are short, some are longer, some address specific issues and countries and others take up global trends. All of them are worth reading, for the insight they provide. Find them here…

9th Anniversary Of Thai Alcohol Control Act

On the occasion of the the 9th anniversary of the Alcohol Control Act in Thailand, it’s time to take stock: liquor businesses are still the champion in challenging the alcohol law with false advertisement, with price discounts, sales promotions, with selling alcohol to children under the age 20, with violating the time periods when alcohol sales are allowed, and with violating prohibited sales locations. This is a shocking and sad track record, especially since these violations can still be found numerously…

Addiction Stigma And Big Alcohol Myths

Maintaining the collective illusion that the only people who have real alcohol problems are those homeless social deviants is crucial for Big Alcohol’s bottom line. It’s also immoral. And it’s our duty to change it, to shatter myths, end stigma and promote an evidence-based discourse about alcohol and related harms…

Regulating Alcohol To Prevent NCDs

In 2015, Kenya leaped from low-income to lower-middle income status. But the increasing burden of NCDs and alcohol harm make up a massive obstacle to continued development. Fortunately, science provides clear evidence about what can be done and what is effective to promote health and boost development in Kenya…

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…

Standing Up For The Human Rights Of Children Of Alcoholics

I think that helping and protecting children of alcoholics can bring about structural change to how society views the best interest of children and how we come together in promoting environments that allow all children to thrive. If we can ensure that no child, no matter how marginalized and vulnerable, is left behind, we as global community stand a chance of building a better world with Human Rights for all…