Topic: Women’s Rights

BLOG: It’s In The Numbers: Alcohol An Obstacle To Development

13 Goals and 52 Targets. Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 out of the 169 targets. These numbers tell the story of alcohol’s massive burden on sustainable human development.
We have done the math. We have analyzed the 2030 Agenda, its goals and targets; and we’ve looked at the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, environmental and economic. The numbers are clear: alcohol is an obstacle to every singel dimension of development…

NEWS: Sexualized Alcohol Ads Undermine Rape Prevention

The researchers also emphasize the need to actively challenge practices employed by the alcohol industry which promote damaging behaviour as normative and acceptable…

NEWS: Argentina: Movement To End Violence

A grassroots movement of tens of thousands of people across Argentina is stepping up action to end violence against women. Ni Una Menos was created by 20 artists, journalists and activists in 2015, after simmering outrage over a brutal spate of murders. The name came from a poem about a massacre of women in Ciudad Juarez by Mexican writer Susana Chavez, who was killed in 2011. Ni Una Menos, or Not One Less, the movement has spread rapidly worldwide and now has branches in New York, Berlin, Italy, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador and more…

REPORT: Location, Libation And Leisure: Examination Of Use Of Licensed Venues To Help Challenge Sexual Violence

The researchers argue that environments which incite narratives of loss of control and hypersexuality compromise the ability to counter sexual offending. They also argue that the presence of sexually violent advertising within licenced spaces undermines considerably the call to end gendered violence…

BLOG: Advocacy And Member Visit In Ghana

Brenda shares her impressions and some key lessons from her recent trip to visit our members in Ghana: “Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is a heavy burden on progress in Africa. But it’s great to know we are rising, from every corner of the continent…”

BLOG: After CSW – A Question For The Feminist Movement

Many people at CSW are talking about breaking norms but fewer are ready to tackle norms that we, according to the evidence, do not benefit from. The alcohol norm is incredibly harmful to women and girls. My questions remains: why is the feminist movement so comfortable with it?

BLOG: Is Bihar Faring Better Or Worse After Alcohol Ban?

One year alcohol ban in Bihar, India: “We fed the dragon for decades and when it comes to confronting with it now and the harm it has caused, why are we in such a hurry to conclude negative results?” Unpacking the arguments against the Bihar alcohol ban, and taking stock of the success story…

NEWS: CSW61: Roadmap To Women’s Participation In Economy

UN Member States today committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. This strong pledge to women’s economic empowerment came at the closing of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)…