Tagged: Violence Against Women

BLOG: After CSW – A Question For The Feminist Movement

Many people at CSW are talking about breaking norms but fewer are ready to tackle norms that we, according to the evidence, do not benefit from. The alcohol norm is incredibly harmful to women and girls. My questions remains: why is the feminist movement so comfortable with it?

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: Big Alcohol’s Attack On Women

The news is not that the alcohol industry does this. The outrage is not that they admit it. The story is that Big Alcohol tactics to target women have real and adverse consequences…

NEWS: No Alcohol, No Violence In Women-Led Community

Violence against women remains prevalent in Bolivia, but Maria Auxiliadora, a women-led community in Cochabamba, is trying to change this. The Guardian reports the story…

NEWS: Australia: Public Health Impact Of Violence

Intimate-Partner Violence (IPV) has massive public health impact in Australia
A new report shows that IPV poses the greatest risk to health for women aged 18 to 44. The report also shows that indigenous women have it the worst.
A new national study published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) shows that intimate partner violence poses one of the highest health risks for all Australian women, and is the greatest contributor to health risk amongst women aged 18 to 44.
The report, entitled “A preventable burden: Measuring and addressing the prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence in Australian women: Key findings and future directions” shows that the contribution of IPV to the “burden of disease” is greater for women of child-bearing age than alcohol use, tobacco use, cholesterol, obesity and other diseases…

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?

Orange The World Through Alcohol Policy

Press Release: IOGT International and its Member Organizations are answering Ban Ki-moon’s call and step to help orange communities worldwide…

BLOG: Our Written Statement at CSW59

Alcohol is a major obstacle to women empowerment, gender equality and the achievement of the promises made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in 1995. Read our Statement to CSW59 and find all related sources…

BLOG: Violence Against Women – A Global Epidemic Fuelled By Alcohol

Press release on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and IOGT International calls on the Women’s Rights community and politicians around the world, to join together and address one of the major factors in the global epidemic that is violence against women…