Tagged: Child Health

EVENT: Universal Children’s Day

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
November 20 is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child…

EVENT: Universal Children’s Day

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
November 20 is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child…

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Ads Near Schools Banned

Alcohol ads near schools are now banned in Ireland according to new legislation.
New laws to protect the Irish public from alcohol advertising come into effect in Ireland on November 12, 2019. The measures include a ban on outdoor alcohol ads, such as on public transport and around schools and playgrounds. Alcohol adverts on children’s clothing and in cinemas for films suitable for under 18s will also be banned…

NEWS: UK: Parents’ Alcohol Use Affects Third of Children

A new study has found that more than a third of children in the UK are negatively affected by their parents use of alcohol. The study examined effects on children of parent’s who were not dependent on alcohol and found a significant link between the amount of alcohol consumed by parents and increased negative experiences among children who witness them in a intoxicated or tipsy state…

REPORT: An Exploration of the Impact of Non-Dependent Parental Alcohol Use on Children

Findings suggest levels of and motivations for parental alcohol use, as well as exposure to a parent tipsy or intoxicated, all influence children’s likelihood of experiencing negative outcomes…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Puts Women, Newly Born in Harm’s Way

A prevention campaign by alcohol industry group Vin & Société is promoting wine and putting women an newborn babies at risk. The campaign has caused an outcry among public health experts. The slogan of the campaign is “A good wine can wait up to nine months” and it depicts the roundness of a glass of wine with that of the belly of a pregnant woman…

NEWS: Week #43 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Special feature: Alcohol harm seen from the eyes of the world’s children
We dive into a new tool for children from families with parental alcohol problems and we share the perspectives of children in South-East Asia regarding alcohol…
Content: For week 43, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from Wales, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the UK…
Fresh science updates are about an analysis of how governments can create healthy lives, review of alcohol brief interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, and the global governance arena of alcohol…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes how the alcohol industry puts pregnant women and the unborn into harm’s way and how Facebook and Big Alcohol target children with alcohol ads…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Kristina writes about her expectations concerning the new partnership between FIFA and the WHO; and David writes about the long journey to Uganda’s first alcohol policy…

NEWS: WHO SEARO Publication: Alcohol in the Eyes of Kids

The World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia has published a booklet on how children see alcohol.
“In the discourse on alcohol, the voice that is missing is that of the young. It is their voice that we need to hear. It is they who are affected most. It is their future at stake,” writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia.
The publication contains pictures drawn by children on how they see alcohol. The drawings follow three main themes. Listen to our voices, stop alcohol consumption; Effects and consequences; Messages on action for an alcohol-free world…

NEWS: Scotland: Call to Separate Alcohol in Shops

Edinbugh’s Deputy Council Leader Cammy Day has called on Community Safety Minister Ash Denham to screen alcohol in shops away from the eyes of children. His call comes after he saw the Children’s Parliament report published last month. In the report children aged 9 to 11 voiced their concerns about alcohol. The children said they are exposed to alcohol everyday and called for alcohol to be made less visible…

NEWS: Alcohol Marketing: Protecting the Vulnerable Conference

A new conference on alcohol marketing provides useful resources to understand the extent of the problem and to kick-start advocacy for the protection of children and youth from alcohol marketing online.
The conference “Alcohol Marketing: Protective the Vulnerable” was held on the 16th of October 2019 in Friend’s House, London. The conference featured presentations on a range of topics including, protecting youth, regulating digital alcohol marketing…