Topic: Women’s Rights

NEWS: Bolivia: Alcohol Fuels Violence Against Women

Since January there has been 73 female homicides or “femicides” in Bolivia, this is the highest toll for this period in 6 years. This statistic is on top of the fact that Bolivia already has the highest femicide rate in South America. Alcohol is involved in 90% of reported cases of family violence…

NEWS: Women Who Quit Booze Improve Mental Health

According to a new study women can boost their mental health by quitting alcohol completely.
Despite persisting recommendations by some that “moderate” alcohol use was not harmful to health, new findings suggest people who abstain enjoy the highest level of mental well-being.
The researchers said quitting alcohol may improve overall health-related quality of life as well as mental well-being, especially for women…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol’s Harm to Others Affects Millions

A new study reports, in America, the harms of alcohol impact 1 in 5 adults other than the alcohol user. The study found that in 2015, an estimated 53 million adults – or nearly 1 in 5 – said they had experienced at least one harm attributable to someone else’s alcohol use in the past year. That harm ranged from property damage to physical injury…

REPORT: Alcohol’s Harms to Others than the Alcohol User in the United States

Secondhand effects of alcohol in the United States are substantial and affected by sociodemographics, the harmed individual’s own alcohol use, and the presence of a heavy alcohol user in the household. Broad-based and targeted public health measures that consider AHTO risk factors are needed to reduce alcohol’s secondhand harms…

NEWS: USA: Public Health Groups Request Cancer Warning On Alcohol

Public health groups in the US has joined together to call for  warning statement on alcoholic beverages to increase consumer awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer. The groups are asking U.S. Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau TTB to undertake a congressional reporting process provided for by the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Socially Most Harmful Drug

Alcohol causes the most overall harm to Australian society, surpassing crystal methamphetamine (ice) and heroin, drugs that usually receive more attention, according to a new national study. The Australia-first study, funded by St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, examined 22 drugs and measured the risk to an individual and the damage to society as a whole…

NEWS: UK: Women Largely Unaware of Alcohol’s Breast Cancer Risk

A new study discovered only 1 in 5 women attending a breast cancer clinic knew alcohol was a risk factor. This is despite 5-11% cases being due to alcohol consumption. Two hundred women took part in the study. They were either being screened for breast cancer, or having symptoms checked…

REPORT: Addressing Alcohol Consumption as a Modifiable Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Levels of alcohol health literacy and numeracy were low. Adding prevention interventions to screening and/or symptomatic clinics appears acceptable to attendees, highlighting the potential for using these opportunities as ‘teachable moments’. However, there are substantial cultural and systemic challenges to overcome if this is to be implemented successfully…

NEWS: Bolivia: Pervasive Alcohol-Fueled Violence against Women

Alcohol-fueled violence against women is of epidemic proportions in Bolivia. About 40% of the country’s total police cases involve domestic violence and alcohol is involved in 90% of cases, according to a government report on gender-based violence from 2018…

NEWS: WHO: Alcohol Major Factor in Violence against Women

WHO and partners release new package to prevent violence against women. Intimate partner violence is the highest at 37.7% in the WHO South-East Asia region. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports alcohol use is a major factor behind domestic violence.
Global estimates published by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime…