Tagged: IOGT International

Big Alcohol Misleads Public On Their Products’ Cancer Risks

A brand new study presents evidence illustrating that the alcohol industry is misleading the public over their products’ cancer risks.
The new study shows that the alcohol industry and their front groups are working to misrepresent scientific evidence about alcohol-related cancer risks. The tactics they use to do so are very similar to those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review…

IOGT Members Help Birth West African Alcohol Policy Alliance

Civil society in West Africa is stepping up to tackle alcohol as obstacle to development and counter-act the aggressive push of multinational alcohol companies into the region’s countries. 10 civil society organization and one research center, from 6 countries, joined forces and formally established the West African Alcohol Policy Alliance (WAAPA). 6 of the NGOs are member organizations of IOGT International…

Ghana: Civil Society Forms GhanAPA

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) in collaboration with IOGT International organized a civil society workshop for a diverse group of civil society organizations aiming to explore the current alcohol situation in Ghana and to establish the links between alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals, delve into alcohol industry strategies, and lay the groundwork for the formation of the Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance.
The workshop was attended by an impressive number of NGOs, covering different aspects of developmental issues and illustrating the need for joint action to prevent and reduce alcohol harm in the country…

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)…

Activity Record For White Christmas Campaign

With several days left before Christmas this year, the campaign has already received 242 registered activities. The activities are organized for all children and youth, but are especially for those kids that do not have anywhere else to go, when their homes are ravaged by alcohol but society goes on Christmas break…