Topic: Women’s Rights

REPORT: Intimate Partner Violence and Material Hardship Among Urban Mothers

The study found that women who experienced Intimate Partner Violence are substantially more likely to experience material hardship, even after controlling for a comprehensive set of static and time-varying characteristics, including material hardship at the prior wave and individual fixed effects…

NEWS: India: Women’s Alcohol Use Rising

According to a survey done in Delhi, more Indian women are consuming more alcohol. The survey was conducted by the Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD) among 5,000 women aged between 18 to 70 years in Delhi…

NEWS: Week #34 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE, INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and insights into Big Alcohol revelations…
For week 34, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from the UK, Japan, Sweden and France…
Fresh science updates are about trajectories in alcohol problems based on early adolescent alcohol use, and young women’s narrative on sex in the context of heavy alcohol use…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry attempts to dismantle the Norwegian alcohol policy model, how Big Alcohol targets college students in the US, and how AB InBev circumvents the ban in New Delhi…

NEWS: Week #33 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Content for week 33:
Alcohol policy updates come from the Philippines (alcohol taxation), Kenya (burden of addictive substances and behaviors), Myanmar (rising mental health problem), Denmark (rising youth alcohol use) and New Zealand (10 years of government failure in alcohol policy)…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol policy and initmate partner homicides as well as effective components of adolescent mental health programs…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes beer giants’ turf war in South Africa (and other countries)…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Nils writes about the alcohol problem of the Norwegian Oil Fund, and Tunga writes about his contemplations from Egypt and the African Union meeting on drug policy and health…

REPORT: Young Women’s Narratives on Sex in the Context of Heavy Alcohol Use

With this article the researchers point to how young women’s ability to negotiate the meaning of their sexual experiences as well as that of sexual consent more generally, are interlinked with prevalent gender norms that play out in the context of friendships. The young women in this study narrated friends as more central to negotiations of sexual boundaries than sexual partners when in a context of heavy alcohol use…

NEWS: Ukraine: National Campaign on Alcohol and Pregnancy

Sparked by the high number of women consuming alcohol while pregnant leading to high fetal alcohol syndrome cases, Ukraine has launched a national campaign to address the problem. It is estimated that 25–35% of women in Ukraine consume alcohol during pregnancy. As a result, the country has one of the highest rates of fetal alcohol syndrome cases (50 cases per 10 000) in the world…

REPORT: Genetic Changes Resulting from Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

These data suggest that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) significantly elevates DNA methylation of POMC and PER2and increases levels of stress hormones. Furthermore, these results suggest the possibility that measuring DNA methylation levels of PER2 and POMC in biological samples from pregnant women or from children may be useful for identification of a woman or a child with PAE.

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: Mexico: Violence Against Girls Rising Problem

According to a UNICEF report, family violence against girls in Mexico has increased sharply by about a third from 2010 to 2014. 18,000 girls had suffered family abuse in 2010, but by 2014 the number jumped to about 24,000. About one in five girls ages 15 to 17 – almost 700,000 young women – experienced some form of family violence in 2015…

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…