Tagged: Magic Drink

BLOG: 2 Years Into Orange Day Campaign, What’s Your Action?

This campaign needs everyone in society to rally behind it otherwise it will be a lost cause. We owe it to our daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters that they may grow up in a world free from violence against women and girls. It needs to become an unbelievable folktale for future generations that domestic violence, sexual assault were perpetrated against women. It needs to become taboo that rape is used as a weapon during war, that a man can raise a hand to hit a woman or a girl…

BLOG: Energy Drinks Give “Energy” Is Myth… But Are Gateway Into Drugs

This is really a serious trend among the young, that parents and teachers need to be sensitised about: “The myth that energy drinks give extra energy should be dispelled,” scientists said at the 45th National Conference of the Nutrition Society of India (NSI). Not only are those “energy drinks” not healthy, they are even unhealthy. On top of that, they are obviously gateways into the use of alcohol and other drugs….

BLOG: Together For Women And Girls

Gender-based violence is one the gravest Human Rights violations on the face of the earth and yet it is such an abstract term. It’s so abstract that it makes empathy difficult when using it – like many other words that are more concepts to talk about reality, a reality so harsh, that those concepts perpetually fail to also convey the reality they represent. Collateral damage, extreme poverty, xenophobia, gender-based violence…

BLOG: Holidays, Partying And Absurdity

You know, I was out partying pretty much during the holidays. It was very cool as my friends alone are enough to create an awesome atmosphere, to dance like crazy and spread happy energy around the dance-floor or anywhere we went. One of the discussions we had was about the way most of the people react when one says he/she is sober. There always comes the question of why, how, is it because of religion, is it because of health, are you allowed to have sex and other questions that have nothing to do with a simple free choice…

BLOG: Unveiling Brand New IOGT Campaign Inspire Freedom

It’s here! IOGT International’s flagship campaign for women’s rights and gender equality and the eradication of alcohol violence has arrived and with it a beautiful and powerful Community Action Guide consisting of a clockwork of grass-roots actions that together make up a global movement to inspire freedom…

BLOG: Gender-Based Violence And Alcohol Use – A Manifold Relation

After analysing and evaluating the latest World Health Organization report “Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence”, I am proud to say that the work of members of IOGT International covers at least 5 of the 7 WHO recommendations…

BLOG: Planning Strategy And Preparing Advocacy Action

Day #6 of the capacity-building trip through East Africa was devoted to a workshop with BAPA, RADAPA, and KAPA – abbreviations that stand for incredibly dedicated and heart-driven people who are committing to tremendous efforts for promoting a freer, richer life in Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya…