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Welcome to the IOGT Global Voices Blog Portal!

Our Global Voices are a diverse, borderless and largely volunteer-driven community for exchange of ideas and opinions, analysis and commentary. Our blog posts inform the global conversation on alcohol and other drugs, shed light on latest news and convey exciting stories.

Together with our Guest Expert Bloggers, an exciting lineup of esteemed and renowned experts, this Blog Portal covers various aspects of issues related to alcohol and other drugs. We provide reads about latest scientific evidence, advocacy positions, commentary and opinions and inspiring lifestyle stories.

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  • Brenda Mkwesha

    Don’t Poison My Rights

    A powerful blog post that takes issue with a popular hashtag.
    Brenda explores why and how the fight for female empowerment and against Big Alcohol abusing feminism can and must become more inclusive, coherent and conscious of the needs of all affected women and girls…

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  • Lucas Nilsson

    The Oppressive Alcohol Norm And The Freedom To Not Use Alcohol

    The current alcohol norm is oppressive. The alcohol culture in Sweden doesn’t reflect people’s real preferences and wishes, but only those of the alcohol industry and a small minority of influential people.
    This is a groundbreaking blog post that dissects the Swedish alcohol norm, provides solid evidence and data and discusses positive solutions.
    How to achieve freedom for the many to enjoy social life free from pressure to engage in behaviour many, many people do not actually like or want to engage in? Lucas’ latest blog post explores reasons and possibilities for making possible the freedom for the many to participate in social life in exactly the way people truly choose to and feel content with…

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  • Suneel Vatsyayan

    New Indian Drug Demand Reduction Policy: Towards Good Health?

    It is clear that only a comprehensive drug demand reduction policy will allow India to achieve Goal 3 of the 2030 Agenda. With the accelerating NCDs epidemic, alcohol-fueled violence against women, and children being exposed to grave harms associated with alcohol and other drugs the threats to healthy lives and well-being for all are massive…

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  • Kristina Sperkova

    It’s In The Numbers: Alcohol An Obstacle To Development

    13 Goals and 52 Targets. Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 out of the 169 targets. These numbers tell the story of alcohol’s massive burden on sustainable human development.
    We have done the math. We have analyzed the 2030 Agenda, its goals and targets; and we’ve looked at the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, environmental and economic. The numbers are clear: alcohol is an obstacle to every singel dimension of development…

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