Tagged: Gender Equality

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: South Africa: Local Efforts to Tackle Alcohol Harm

Alcohol affordability and availability are thus key drivers of gender-based violence.
Alcohol has also been identified as the 3rd leading risk factor for death and disability in South Africa. In the Western Cape region, many attempts have been made over several years to prevent and reduce alcohol harm, by governments and civil society. Unfortunately, there has been little systemic success to show for all the effort.
The Western Cape Government aims to change this by focusing on interventions that make a tangible impact in terms of reducing alcohol harm – so called game changer interventions and programs.
The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) focuses on regulating alcohol availability and affordability…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Fueled Violence Against Women Epidemic

As BBC reports violence against women has reached epidemic proportions in South Africa. According to the Daily Maverick alcohol is a key factor fueling this rise in violence. According to BBC about 2700 women and 1000 children were murdered by men last year. Additionally there are about 100 reported rapes daily. Reportedly sexual offences including rape has increased by 4.6% this year…

MEMBER NEWS: ADIC Sri Lanka Launches Youth Action Network

ADIC Sri Lanka, a member organization of IOGT International, has launched the Youth Action Network Sri Lanka (YAN Sri Lanka) as their youth wing. YAN Sri Lanka is a youth-led network for young people, by young people, to promote development of youth through, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.
YAN Sri Lanka is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual youth network. These young leaders work with other youth at the grassroots level towards alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention through activism in various fields such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention, democracy, human rights, and gender equality…

REPORT: Intimate Partner Violence and Material Hardship Among Urban Mothers

The study found that women who experienced Intimate Partner Violence are substantially more likely to experience material hardship, even after controlling for a comprehensive set of static and time-varying characteristics, including material hardship at the prior wave and individual fixed effects…

NEWS: Rwanda: Big Alcohol Uses Sexist Marketing

The beer brand Skol was caught using sexist marketing in Rwanda. Skol printed sexist jokes on their beer bottles. One of the jokes read “when can a woman make you a millionaire” with the answer “when you are a billionaire”. Another of the jokes in French read “how does a beauty queen try and kill a fish? By putting its head in water…”
This is not the first time Big Alcohol has used sexism to market their products. In fact, Big Alcohol has a long track record of using sexist, objectifying and de-humanizing images, messages and slogans to sell more of their products…

NEWS: WHO: Alcohol Major Factor in Violence against Women

WHO and partners release new package to prevent violence against women. Intimate partner violence is the highest at 37.7% in the WHO South-East Asia region. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports alcohol use is a major factor behind domestic violence.
Global estimates published by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime…

BLOG: Alcohol Prohibition In Bihar: A Policy Analysis

This blog post summarizes a policy analysis of the positive and negative effects of alcohol prohibition in Bihar, India…

NEWS: Singapore: Rising Alcohol Problems among (Young) Women

Among Singapore women, the lifetime prevalence of alcohol abuse increased from 1.2% of the population in 2010 to 1.7% in 2016, according to studies.A local study on alcohol consumption trends between 1992 and 2004 reports an increase in frequent alcohol use to be most pronounced among Singapore women aged 18 to 29. At the Institute of Mental Health’s National Addictions Management Service (Nams), the number of new patients with alcohol use disorders has gone up out of these patients 15% are reportedly women…