Tagged: History

BLOG: #Since1851 – Celebrating IOGT’s 165th Anniversary

2016 is not only a new year. It is also a special year. But it’s not only a special year either. It’s also a historic year. It is a historic year literally because were founded in 1851, in New York, USA. That’s exactly 165 years ago and so in 2016 we are 165 years old. So, we have reason to be proud and we have reason to celebrate our anniversary…

BLOG: Human Rights Day. Let’s Talk About Love, Rumours and Intrigues.

How to make this blog entry interesting? Love. Rumours. Intrigues. Yes I will write about all that. Love. It is a Human Rights Day today. It is a day where the love of humanity won over any other needs and interests. It is a day where we officially say that all people of this planet… Read more »

BLOG: Alcohol Policy And Challenges In India

A collective review reveals that 30% of adult men and 3% of adult women consume alcohol. From a policy perspective, it has been identified that India has nearly 62 million alcohol users, 17% of whom are alcohol dependents.
The emerging trend includes – initiation of alcohol use at an early age, greater consumption among women and youth, greater permeation in rural and semi-urban areas, increasing preference for beverages with high alcohol content, hazardous and harmful alcohol use…

BLOG: East Africa Trip Day #1

On that plane somewhere over different continents, somewhere between present moment and future achievements, it was through the past I connected to the bigger picture and context…

I am on a journey to a completely foreign part of the world, on a mission that is ground-breaking in the work of IOGT International and on an adventure trip challenging my skills as capacity-builder and facilitator, I found inspiration and shelter in the contemplation on how long IOGT has been a positive force in societies all around the world, working for equality and inclusion, for Human Rights and human dignity, for freedom and democracy…