We regularly publish booklets covering issues of current interest, in order to provide a quick overview concerning a specific topic.
Currently we offer booklets on the topics of prevention, Human Rights, illicit drugs, and the alcohol industry.
We work closely with our friends and colleagues at FORUT Norway and IOGT-NTO’s development institute in Sweden to produce some booklets together.
Alcohol Taxation – A win-win measure for financing development
IOGT International and EAAPA have collaborated to compile a landmark report detailing the science behind the effects of alcohol taxation, and outlining the mechanisms of taxation and its consequences for fiscal space, health promotion and sustainable development.
In a novel approach, the report highlights how alcohol taxation, if employed in an evidence-based manner, reaps positive effects for a number of Sustainable Development Goals. The report finds that 10 out of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals – such as eradication of poverty and hunger, gender equality, good health and well being, quality education, or economic growth – are positively impacted by alcohol taxation measures.
The report concludes: Alcohol taxation is a win-win measure for increasing fiscal space, boosting health promotion and financing sustainable development.
Alcohol & SDGs
Alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals – Major obstacle to development
Alcohol is an obstacle to achieving 12 out of 17 SDGs. It is a major obstacle to sustainable human development. Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide every year. It means: Every 10 seconds a human being dies because of alcohol. This represents 5.9 % of all deaths.
Through its multiple public health, social and economic impacts, alcohol is an obstacle to achieving 12 out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This booklet outlines for each of the 12 SDGs, what the evidence is and how alcohol burdens these SDGs.
Alcohol & New Urban Agenda
Alcohol Policy for the New Urban Agenda – Promoting safe, inclusive, enabling and diverse public spaces to help build healthy cities for sustainable development
The New Urban Agenda is a unique opportunity to forge a coordinated approach to promoting healthy lifestyles and urban environments that enable well-being because the cities are increasingly impacting the whole of humanity, including the sustainable development agenda.
Alcohol harm, is a major obstacle to creating and sustaining healthy, safe, inclusive, and diverse public spaces – this way undermining the building of sustainable urban livelihoods and sustainable development.
Evidence shows that alcohol is a tremendous obstacle to women’s safety and freedom in public space. Evidence also shows that alcohol-related exclusion from public space is a tremendous obstacle to adolescent’s health and well-being.
This booklet outlines the evidence and puts forward concrete, evidence-based, high-impact and cost-effective solutions.
Enabling public space is about the absence of violence and the presence of opportunity to engage in creative ways with different people and ideas. The New Urban Agenda needs to address this in order to foster participatory urban societies.
Alcohol policy measures should be part of the New Urban Agenda. They help facilitate:
- Access to public space for a larger amount of vulnerable groups,
- Quantity of public spaces in a given community, and
- Quality of public spaces – also known as healthy public spaces.
About the power of expectations
Each era has a different approach to prevention. From scare tactics to information to the latest approach. Let’s talk party! Welcome to the most innovative approach to prevention.
Alcohol and other drug prevention has not been high on the agenda of most development organizations.
A new booklet from FORUT provides tools that will help development NGOs to integrate substance use issues into their programmes; whether their fields of interest be gender equality, HIV/AIDS prevention, poverty alleviation, community development, or other development issues.
Towards a drug free society
Cornerstones of Sweden’s successful drug policy. A summary of effective and evidence-based approach to Narcotics Policy.
CRC and Narcotics policy
What’s good for the children is good for the world. A child-right centered approach to prevention of drug-related harm.
IOGT International and Narcotic Drugs Policy
Introduction of IOGT International’s work specifically focused on drug-related harm.
Profit over Human Rights
Big Alcohol out of context in public health policy making.
IOGT International’s introduction to alcohol industry’s tactics and human rights perspective.
IOGT International Intro
IOGT International leaflet – alcohol prevention
Introduction to IOGT International’s work specifically focused on alcohol-related harm.
Our four key principles.
IOGT International leaflet – drug prevention
Introduction to IOGT International’s work specifically focused on preventing drug-related harm.
Our four key principles.
Children of Alcoholics – Hidden Human Rights Crisis
This booklet analyses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from the vantage point of the harms that children of alcoholics are exposed to due to their parents’ alcohol problems.
The analysis shows that for children of alcoholics, eight fundamental rights enshrined in the UDHR are being violated, as a consequences of their parents’ alcohol problems.
A booklet putting alcohol related harm into the context of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Alcohol culture in gender zoom
This booklet provides an overview about the relation between gender and alcohol culture. Does the current culture shape the gender roles in the society? Or do our gender roles create the alcohol culture. This booklet provides food for thought combining theory, evidence and discussion questions.
Cheers to the family – Intimate partner violence and alcohol
Download this booklet for free in low resolution, produce day IOGT International in collaboration with Forut in Norway and the International Institute of the IOGT-NTO movement in Sweden.
The purpose of the booklet is to provide an introduction to topic of intimate partner violence fueled by alcohol – which is often overlooked when discussing poverty eradication issues and when devising development strategies.
Alcohol is a major risk factor for domestic violence and in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
HIV & Alcohol
HIV and Alcohol
Download this booklet for free, produced by IOGT International in collaboration with the International Institute of the IOGT-NTO movement in Sweden.
The purpose of this booklet is to inform the conversation about evidence-based measures to tackle the HIV/ AIDS epidemic with latest facts about alcohol’s role as major risk factor.
This book is a major contribution to help facilitate capacity-building activities around the adoption of effective policies and strategies, addressing alcohol within responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.