Topic: Child Rights

NEWS: Australia: Kids Can’t Avoid Alcohol Ads

Kids are forcefully exposed to alcohol ads everywhere in Australia because of weak alcohol marketing regulation. Reportedly, kids see these ads in school buses, in front of primary schools and before children’s videos on Youtube. A report found almost two-thirds of complaints made to the AARB over the past seven years had raised concerns about the placement of alcohol marketing in Australia…

NEWS: UK: MP Runs Marathon for CoA

British Member of Parliament and shadow health secretary of the Labor party, Jonathan Ashworth, completed the London Marathon to help raise awareness and funds for the work to support children from families with alcohol problems…

BLOG: TUI Pushes Alcohol On Families With Children

We booked a family holiday at one of TUI’s specialized hotels for families with children in Gran Canaria. And now TUI and Norwegian are pushing alcohol on us through several channels – this might be violating the Norwegian alcohol act…

NEWS: Australia: Parents Condoning Alcohol Use in Children

A new survey has found parents are the main source of alcohol for high school children. Despite health warnings suggesting adverse effects of alcohol on the developing brain parents seem to provide their children with alcohol.According to the survey, out of 20 000 high school students, more than 40% had been given their last alcoholic drink from a parent…

MEMBER NEWS: BiH: CEM Exposes Alcohol Sales Law Violations

To check whether alcohol outlets adhere to the restriction on alcohol sales to minors, IOGT International member organization CEM, the Center for Youth Eduction, in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted complaince test through mystery shopping. CEM sent an undercover customer – who was a minor under adult supervision – to 10 sales outlets in Travnik. Three of these sales facilities violated the law and sold alcohol to the minor…

MEMBER NEWS: The Wellbeing Initiative Represented At Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth

The Wellbeing Initiative, an IOGT International member organization was represented at the Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth held on 25th and 26th of March 2019. The Wellbeing Initiative, an IOGT International member organization was represented at the Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth held on 25th and 26th of March 2019…

NEWS: Cambodia: New Calls To Regulate Alcohol Ads

Cambodia Movement for Health (CMH) and lawyers call for laws regulating alcohol advertisements. This call comes amidst increase in youth alcohol consumption in the country.
According to CMH, alcohol companies spend large amounts of money on alcohol marketing. For example, the alcohol industry uses competitions which offer prizes such as money, cars, motorbikes, flight tickets, trips and beer. CMH says this encourages the public including youth and children to consume alcohol…

NEWS: Heineken Fined for US Trade Practice Violations

Alcohol watchdog of USA, the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) fined Heineken for USD 2.5 million for violation of trade practices.Heineken was charged with giving their BrewLock platform free of charge to bars and reimbursing others through credit card swipes. BrewLock is Heineken’s draught beer system. The TTB alleged the BrewLock draught system “both obligated and induced” the bars to buy beer from Heineken…

NEWS: India: Alarming Rise in Delhi Alcohol Consumption

A new survey shows Delhiites consume 500 000 litres of alcohol worth of 6o million rupees every month. This includes 40% male and 20% female Delhiites who uses alcohol. Across India people consume a staggering amount of 36 million litres of alcohol, spending 4.1 billion rupees for the consumption… 

MEMBER NEWS: Ghana: IOGT Members Campaign for Alcohol Control

Leading the Ghana Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Alliance, IOGT members are campaigning for improved regulation of alcohol marketing in the country. The NCD Alliance is calling on the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana to extend the ban on alcohol advertising on airwaves from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m…