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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…

NEWS: EU: Local Leaders Demand Alcohol Strategy

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has called for the European Union to establish a new alcohol strategy and to improve labelling, increase efforts to protect children, target binge alcohol use, and encourage the use of car locks to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol…

EVENT: CATS Forum 2017

CATS (Children As Actors For Transforming Society) Forum 2017 – Reaching for an inclusive world Purpose The guiding principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are that every child has the right to participation and that it should be inclusive for even the most marginalized. CATS 2017 will explore how children… Read more »

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…

BLOG: Advocacy Successes 2015

2015 has been a busy year as we have traveled the world for our advocacy work. Did we achieve anything? Have our efforts made any difference?

BLOG: Supporting Children Of Alcoholics Comprehensively

For a comprehensive conversation about the needs of children of alcoholics, alcohol policy, prevention and alcohol free environments need to be addressed along with more common aspects of the conversation, like breaking the taboo and stigma, ensuring early identification and providing treatment and help. But children of alcoholics don’t only have “special needs”. They also have needs like any other young person and society needs to do a better job to build inclusive environments to allow them all to thrive together…

NEWS: Ireland: Strategy On Children Participation In Decision-Making

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to develop a strategy on child participation in decision-making. The strategy builds on the developing infrastructure for children’s participation established by the Irish Ministry for Children and Youth Affairs and other organisations since the publication of the National Children’s Strategy in 2000…

BLOG: Five Points: Illicit Drugs And Human Rights Issues

Our official statement at CND 2015 on cross-cutting issues concerning illicit drugs and Human Rights. We share five perspectives and outline the third way for balanced, broad and humane drug policy that puts children in the center and focuses on women and developing societies…