Tagged: Poverty

BLOG: Is Bihar Faring Better Or Worse After Alcohol Ban?

One year alcohol ban in Bihar, India: “We fed the dragon for decades and when it comes to confronting with it now and the harm it has caused, why are we in such a hurry to conclude negative results?” Unpacking the arguments against the Bihar alcohol ban, and taking stock of the success story…

BLOG: Seven Connections: Alcohol Causes Poverty

Poverty is not merely material deprivation; poverty is more than lack of income; poverty is more than the absence of resources needed for material well-being — such as food, housing, land, and other assets. Poverty has multiple dimensions. Analyzing poverty through the lens of alcohol harm offers important insights for how to end poverty sustainably and comprehensively…

NEWS: New Booklet: 12 of 17 SDGs Impacted By Alcohol

New IOGT International booklet released: Alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals – Major obstacle to development.
Alcohol is an obstacle to achieving 12 out of 17 SDGs…

NEWS: Tanzania: Government Urged To Establish Alcohol Policy

The government in Tanzania has been urged to draft, discuss and implement a comprehensive alcohol policy to curb rising health and social related problems due to alcohol use in the East African country. Alcohol is a major obstacle to sustainable development in Tanzania, and to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)…

NEWS: Ghana: Alcohol To Deal With Hardships

Ghanaians consume more alcohol to get over increasing economic hardships
The slowdown of the Ghanaian economy is fueling an increase in volume of sales of alcoholic beverages as consumers shift their spending to discretionary items, according to Lampe Omoyele, Managing Director of Nielsen West Africa…

NEWS: Alcohol, Tobacco Rip Whole In Personal Finances

Alcohol and tobacco use are drains on personal finances and rip wholes into people’s wallets and bank accounts. A new study released Tuesday by the personal finance organization WalletHub gives us a rough idea of the fact that tobacco, like alcohol use, expenditures are ripping wholes into the wallets and bank accounts of people…

NEWS: Tribal Children Paid For Work With Alcohol

Tribal children in the African rainforests have been paid in alcohol and glue to sniff, in return for manual work.

A new Survival International report has found that market traders in the Republic of Congo ply children from the Bayaka tribe with glue, in exchange for cleaning out latrines – a basic toilet. In Cameroon Baka tribespeople, who’ve often been illegally evicted from their forest homes, are often paid in glasses of moonshine (home-brewed alcohol) in exchange for manual labour…