Topic: Sustainable Development

BLOG: Solidarity Even In Free Trade Talks

On International Human Solidarity Day we praise unity in diversity and we challenge governments to harness the power of their people and to live up to their commitments in international agreements, for example in FTAs and the TPP…

BLOG: What’s up: Alcohol Policy Work in South East Asia

A lot is going on in ASEAN for the promotion of freedom and dignity and international cooperation between continents empowers exchange of knowledge and developing ever improving ways to prevent and reduce alcohol harm and to build peace, understanding and development…

BLOG: My Heart Is Shattered Into Pieces…

I have recently come home from Tanzania where I could see how huge alcohol commercials cast a shadow on places where there were women producing alcohol in secret just to be able to provide food for their families. I have seen classrooms filled with 120 kids who have just learnt that alcohol use damages their health; triggers gender based violence and makes their minds passive. They have learnt that but their parents have not had the chance to hear about it so they use alcohol as water and pay for it instead of paying an obligatory school uniform for their kids. We together need to talk about it and we need to act upon it. All the poverty fighters, human rights activists and dreamers, we need to join forces and start being consequent in what we are doing. And honestly – alcohol use does hinder our efforts in development work.

Power of we, in this case consists of individuals who reflect on this problem and set off on a journey to question the current norms of alcohol culture.