Supporting Human Rights and a world of peace, democracy and justice is about taking a stand. It’s about backing up those who stand up for what is right: that all human beings are equal; that the right to health must never be compromised; that children deserve a happy childhood; that democracy is about the citizens, not just the corporations; and that we all together bear responsibility for making the world a little better, every day.

IOGT International has stood up for these values for over 160 years. Our work has saved lives, improved livelihoods and given hope, where all hope seemed lost. We have a track record of leading by example and making change happen.

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8 Reasons To Support

We are thankful that you consider supporting our work with a donation. It’s your donation that helps us make a difference, that inspires to continue and strengthen our efforts for supporting Human Rights and a world of peace, democracy and justice. Those efforts are all about backing up those who stand up for what is right: that all human beings are equal; that the right to health must never be compromised; that children deserve a happy childhood; that democracy is about the citizens, not just the corporations; and that we all together bear responsibility for making the world a little better, every day.

There are (at least) eight reasons to support our work with a donation…

Human Beings

Human beings – their dignity and potential – is what the work of IOGT International aims to protect and promote.

Our efforts around the world to empower people and to enable them to live up to their full potential has changed lives.

Members

We are a movement of half a million members, 122 Member Organizations in 54 countries.

Our members are the ones who drive the organization, who determine our priorities and who ensure that we are always deeply rooted in the communities we work with.

Reliability

Our work is rooted in evidence-based facts and guided by first-hand experiences of our members and constituency. IOGT advocacy and campaigns are always based on independent scientific evidence. We closely cooperate with leading researchers from around the world to always be up-to-date concerning latest evidence.

With more than 160 years worth of experience gathered through work in communities around the world, we know what we talk about.

We always ensure to involve the community in assessing the problems and discussing the solutions to ensure both tailor-made responses and sustainable results of our work.

Results

Our work makes a difference.

IOGT International is an impactful NGO: we create safe and enabling environments for people to thrive in; we support families by addressing substance use issue in a comprehensive way; we strengthen communities by building their resilience and capacity; and we contribute to developing societies.

Our work generates a number of Social Goods.

Sustainability

Our work is sustainable.

Our proud history of service in communities around the world for more than 160 years is prove of this. We are a movement that has survived two World Wars, the Cold War, two millennium shifts and numerous other transitions. We know how to adapt and how to innovate.

Most importantly, harm caused by alcohol and other drugs is one of the biggest burdens on human welfare and sustainable development, being largely ignored right now. Addressing this burden means tremendous sustainability effects for the health care system, economic productivity and prosperity, social cohesion and development.

Collaboration

The magic work to really have an impact, to substantially  make a difference and build a better world: Together.

In IOGT International we have a proud tradition of working together with other organisations in order to bring together as much expertise and resources to address global challenges comprehensively. We also collaborate with independent researchers and scientists to understand the impact of our work, assuring that what we do makes a difference. We cooperate with other networks and volunteers worldwide to multiply our efforts and generate the most sustainable results.

Independence

IOGT International takes a coherent approach to its mission and work. We work independently from any government, political ideology and religion. We are financed by individual donations and membership fees.

We believe that funding of civil society organizations and social movements like ours is important, but funding is only one tool to help us achieve our vision. Therefore we are very keen on excluding funding from such sources that have an obvious conflict of interest – such as multinational corporations that make up the corporate consumption complex, especially the alcohol and tobacco industries.

Leading By Example

The work we are committed to do, does rarely reap quick victories.

Harm caused by alcohol and other drugs is a massive problem in most societies around the world. A human being dies every 10th second because of alcohol. The alcohol industry is extremely well financed and merciless in its pursuit of ever more profits. So, the obstacles for our work are big.

But we believe that what defines us is not the challenges and problems we strive to solve. What defines us is how we go about it, how we conduct ourselves in our work for a better world. Therefore, we lead by example. We walk the talk – the world we envision is already here in the environments that IOGT is able to create.

IOGT International’s vision is a life for all human beings free to live up to their fullest potential, and free from harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. It’s a world of peace, democracy and justice where free and healthy citizens actively contribute in all levels of society.