Tagged: IOGT-NTO

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO Sweden: Alcohol Ads Avalanche

IOGT-NTO in Sweden has commissioned a survey to collect data on alcohol marketing exposure in Sweden and is now calling on the government to take action, especially to bette protect young people in Sweden.
Two of three think alcohol advertising in the social media is negative, according to a new survey. The survey also shows that young people are exposed to twice as much alcohol ads as adults…

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO Sweden: Refugees Create New Clubs, Activities

In 2016, IOGT-NTO received 2 million Swedish crowns from the government agency for youth and cicil society issues (MUCF). The grant was supposed to support IOGT-NTO’s work for welcoming and integrating refugees in local communities across Sweden. Numbers now show that through the work, 600 new members were recruited and 22 new IOGT clubs were started…

MEMBER NEWS: Another Big Year For White Christmas, Sweden

The campaign achieved a new milestone with a record number of activities conducted all across Sweden. More than 250 activities by local IOGT-NTO, UNF, JUNIS and NSF clubs around the country were conducted to provide happy, safe and enabling environments for children and young people…

NEWS: AVMSD Campaign: What About Our Kids?

EU health coalition calls for 6am to 11pm ban on advertising of alcohol and junk food
A coalition of European civil society organisations is advocating for later watershed times and restricted product placement for adverts and television marketing of alcohol and unhealthy food – by improving the current Audio-Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).
The advocacy campaign was officially launched today in the European Parliament with an event called “AVMSD: What about our kids?”

BLOG: Alcohol Causes Poverty

Evidence from East Africa shows: Alcohol consumers are using up a tremendous amount of their incomes – causing stagnant development as well as uneducated and therefore unproductive children leading to entrenched poverty…

BLOG: Obstacles In Implementing Alcohol Law In Kenya

Former President of Kenya Daniel Arap Moi recently announced that alcohol use had become rampant in Kenya – that it was as high as it had been in the 1970s and warned Kenya was slowly slipping back into alcoholism. For most who are currently aware of the “Alcoholic Drinks Act” enacted in Kenya in 2010, this may come as a surprise. How can there be an increase in use when there’s a law in place to reduce this…