Tagged: CoA Week

NEWS: CoA Week: Civil Society Open Letter

When home is the most dangerous place – millions of children are growing up in families with alcohol problems, but society is largely failing them…

Joint Letter: When Home Is The Most Dangerous Place

When home is the most dangerous place – millions of children are growing up in families with alcohol problems, but society is largely failing them…

BLOG: What Children Of Alcoholics Go Through

Children of alcoholics are one the biggest and saddest examples of the fact that alcohol does harm others than the users themselves. They endure suffering all too often silently and invisibly, fighting an internal battle to keep their dreams alive under the strenuous daily pressure of growing up with parents who struggle with alcohol problem. CoA are the forgotten victims of alcohol harm…

Children of Alcoholics – Hidden Human Rights Crisis And SDGs Issue

Joint Open Letter by World Family Organization and IOGT International on the occasion of CoA Week 2016 alerting the UN system on the hidden Human Rights crisis…

The Hidden Human Rights Crisis

Silently suffering by the millions – children of alcoholics need and deserve better efforts from society to protect, support and empower them. As the Children of Alcoholics Week is coming to an end civil society leaders call in a joint press release for stronger efforts to not leave children of alcoholics isolated and alone…

BLOG: Children Of Alcoholics Week 2014

It is that time of the year – the week in which we celebrate the day of love is also the week in which we remind of the lack of that love that many young people and children around us are exposed to. Valentines Day and CoA Week fall together, and that is not by coincidence. It cannot merely be a coincidence to think that all children deserve to have a free, joyful and loving childhood. Because, childhood is that time of life where dreams are born, where characters are shaped, where future is projected…

BLOG: Awareness Week for CoA – Stop Using Alcohol When You Have Kids!

9 mio CoA in the EU. The numbers don’t say as much as the stories. The lies you tell to cover up the fact that your family isn’t as happy as they should be, the hiding of alcohol bottles in order to make the addict use less, and the role you take on to survive emotionally. When you live with an addicted, you become a co-addict, and with it come personality traits that some struggle with all their lives: