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…

REPORT: Alcohol Policies and Alcohol Involvement in Intimate Partner Homicide in the U.S.

Alcohol use was prevalent among victims of Intimate partner violence (IPV) homicide, and more-restrictive alcohol policies were associated with reduced odds of alcohol involvement. Strengthening alcohol policies is a promising strategy to reduce alcohol-involved IPV homicide victimization.

NEWS: Week #32 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
For week 32, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Special Feature #1: Alcohol taxation for universal health coverage: the case of the Philippines…
Special Feature #2: Members news from Sri Lanka where ADIC was launched a groundbreaking training course for young journalists…
Alcohol policy updates come from Sydney, the Baltics, the United States and the growing “sober curious” movement…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol and diabetes, recovery from opioids, as well as alcohol and the global oral health crisis…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry interference in Australia and AB InBev’s dirty business in Delhi, India…

NEWS: Myanmar: Rising Mental Health Issues Linked to Alcohol

There is an increase in the number of mental health patients seeking treatment in hospitals in Myanmar. Most of the cases reported are related to alcohol consumption.
The data come from Ministry of Health and Sports’ report about latest development during the previous three years. According to an official of the Ministry of Health and Sports: The number of hospitalized patients increased from over 36,000 in 2012 to over 86,000 in 2017 and the root cause is alcohol consumption. Alcohol addiction increased around 2.5 fold, from 2013 to 2018…

NEWS: Sydney Lock-Out Laws Reduce Alcohol Violence

Sydney’s Lock-Out laws are reducing alcohol related violence significantly according to the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA). The lock-out laws include preventing people entering a venue in an entertainment precinct after 1:30am and mandate last alcoholic drinks at 3:00am among other clauses…

NEWS: Alcohol Major Risk Factor for Gun Violence 

According to research alcohol use is more of a risk factor for gun violence than being diagnosed with a mental illness. According to a report from the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, substance use, especially alcohol, is a major risk factor that could influence whether a person will use a gun to commit a violent crime…

NEWS: West Africa: Experts Deliberate Alcohol Policy

A three-day workshop aimed at strengthening the capacity of national agencies to regulate food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages was conducted in Accra. The theme for the workshop was “Towards strengthening regional capacity in regulation for improved nutrition and health in West Africa.”…

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…