Tagged: Alcohol Violence

EVENT: International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize on that day activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women also launches the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, which runs through 10 December, Human Rights Day…

EVENT: International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize on that day activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women also launches the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, which runs through 10 December, Human Rights Day…

NEWS: Study: Germany Has an Alcohol Problem

Germany has an alcohol problem. The country remains one of the most-addicted societies in the world, according to a new study released by the German Central Office for Addiction Issues (Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen, DHS). And alcohol addiction is not the only dimension of alcohol harm that is affecting people, families and society in Germany…

NEWS: India: Largest Democracy Goes Sober on Election Day

India will ban alcohol sales during the upcoming election days in celebration of democracy. The election commission will institute the ban on alcohol sales 48 hours ahead of closing the polls in the voting constituency and on May 23, 2019 which is counting day. Instituting alcohol-free days and periods is common in India, for example regarding the celebration of festivals, on national holidays such as Gandhi Jayanthi and Independence Day as well as on religious festival days. Such alcohol bans are implemented either locally, state-wide or nation-wide…

NEWS: Alcohol and Unruly Behavior in Airlines

Incidents involving unruly behavior in airlines are on the rise. Alcohol use is involved in 27% of these cases while 24% cases related to noncompliance with smoking regulations according to IATA. The solution seems obvious. If too many airline passengers are abusing alcohol and acting violently, airlines can limit alcohol sale to solve the problem. However, airlines are looking for a regulatory fix, showing their reluctance to lose the alcohol sales profit despite the harm alcohol is causing…

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… 

NEWS: Finland: Rising Alcohol Violence After Policy Change

According to research, alcohol fueled violence is on the rise in Finland, after a policy change has made alcohol more available. Specifically, men using alcohol killing each other in Finland is increasing at an alarming rate.Preliminary information coming through the Institute for Criminology and Legal Policy, Krimo, shows an increase of 25% to 30%  in alcohol related killings from 2017 to 2018. Apart from the death toll, violence related to alcohol has also risen…

REPORT: Germany: Quantifying Harms to Others due to Alcohol Consumption

This study’s estimates indicate there is a substantial degree of health harm to third parties caused by alcohol in Germany. While more research on harms to others caused by alcohol is needed to provide comprehensive estimates, the results indicate a need for effective prevention…

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO Highlights Health, Social Harm of Alcohol in Elderly

IOGT-NTO has released a new report providing evidence for alcohol consumption and alcohol harm increasing in older people.The report titled “Alcohol and Older People” is a collaborative effort between IOGT-NTO and the Swedish Society of Medicine, The Centre for Education and Research on Addiction (CERA) at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Society of Nursing and the Foundation Ansvar för Framtiden. According to the report the increased sensitivity to alcohol in old age combined with the ageing process can increase risk of disease and accidents….

NEWS: Slovenia: Campaign to Curb High Alcohol Consumption

The campaign ’40 days dry’ was launched for the 14th consecutive year, to urge Slovenians to abstain from alcohol for 40 days leading to Lent. The campaign is conducted in response to the high alcohol consumption rates in the country. Organized by Slovenian Caritas, the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency and the prevention organization Med.Over.Net Institute, the campaign creates public awareness on the harms of alcohol…