Tagged: Arusha

BLOG: The IOGT Year 2015

As 2015 is winding down and we are gearing up for another, new year – a significant one for IOGT International – I want to spend a moment or two and reflect about the IOGT year 2015…

NEWS: IOGT Report Launched: Alcohol Taxation Boosts Development

New report by IOGT International and EAAPA provides overview of independent scientific evidence showing that alcohol taxation is a powerful tool for both improving public health as well as for boosting sustainable development…

BLOG: #OrangeDay – It Is About More Than Just The Color

I am writing this blog after the midnight because I wanted to see what the day would bring and as promised in my first blog about the Orange day to share ideas for actions. The action after we got dressed in orange is what is really needed. And this time I got amazed and deeply inspired by 26 women from Arusha, Tanzania and their heart-driven effort to fight violence against women and girls…

BLOG: A simple idea for action to end violence against women

The title of the UN’s campaign for this day is “Say NO – unite to end violence against women”. My question is: what is the next step? It can be easy to say NO. But how easy is it to act accordingly? To wear an orange T-shirt is not enough. It’s a great reminder and a tool to raise awareness that, if we want a change, our wish needs to lead to actions. To be able to do so, it’s important to identify the reasons and the elements that ignite violence. One of the triggers as mentioned above is alcohol use.

BLOG: Hot from #EACA3

Vice-President’s speech in the opening of the conference: Africa is the place where the life and adventures of human kind have begun. Africa gave the world first tools, astronomy, art. Human kind got raised here and nowadays we are standing on a crossroad where we right on this continent can choose the way the human kind will walk on. It’s not Europe. It’s not USA. Western world has chosen a path of a slow self-destruction by letting the business-based organisations interfere in policies that are supposed to protect the public. This approach has negative impact on both developed and developing countries…