Tagged: Cambodia

NEWS: Cambodia: Alcohol Bill To Protect Youth

The Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Cambodia is in the process of drafting a law to prevent and reduce alcohol harm by reducing alcohol consumption.
The new law would not only ban sales of alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. It is also designed to put in place higher taxes on alcohol sales. Civil society campaigners for public health, development and democracy say the government should also require alcohol vendors to obtain liquor licenses. Alcohol harm is an obstacle to development in Cambodia…

BLOG: Regulating Alcohol On Agenda In Cambodia

In 2007, when we started our alcohol policy work in Cambodia together with our awesome member organisation PDP-Center, we were really not sure where this work would lead us. But yesterday, seven years later, I had the precious opportunity and tremendous privilege to witness our long-term work bearing fruits.
Should Cambodia move ahead with the draft as envisioned today, it would surely assume a leadership role in the regional cooperation within ASEAN…

BLOG: Together For Women And Girls

Gender-based violence is one the gravest Human Rights violations on the face of the earth and yet it is such an abstract term. It’s so abstract that it makes empathy difficult when using it – like many other words that are more concepts to talk about reality, a reality so harsh, that those concepts perpetually fail to also convey the reality they represent. Collateral damage, extreme poverty, xenophobia, gender-based violence…

BLOG: The EU A Bonanza For Big Alcohol

Big Alcohol has been attacking two of our member organisations in Europe as well as our close partner (our European youth platform) Active – sobriety, friendship and peace. What did they do to deserve the scorn of Big Alcohol?
We also launch a map of Big Alcohol entry points for their aggressive lobbying in the European Union – see it and read it for the first time ever here.
And finally, we look at the question: what does it take to end this bonanza that puts profit over human rights…

BLOG: Ending Gender-Based Violence In Public Spaces

The prevalence of these forms of violence make the public space a restricted area for women and girls, eliminating freedom and the human right to participate in the cultural and social life of a community. Alcohol harm, like gender-based violence in public spaces, clearly is a threat to democracy and a rich, fulfilled, free life…

BLOG: The Fantastic Story Behind 1st Draft Of National Alcohol Policy Cambodia

Headed towards Life Set Free in Cambodia: It has been a long process with some bumps in the road. But last Monday I was called to a consultative meeting with commission eight in Cambodia’s Senate to give a key note address. They had invited a number of other senators, responsible ministries and representatives of WHO as well as civil society organizations…

BLOG: Growing And Rolling

Great times and new heights in IOGT International: as we reach to the highest levels of policy-making in our global advocacy work, we also welcome great, new member organisations from all over the world…