Tagged: Tanzania

NEWS: Tanzania: Alcohol A Burden On Nightlife

Violent behaviour in and around pubs, night clubs and bars in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, presents a significant public health, criminal justice and urban management problem. A new survey shows that alcohol fueled violence often occurs in these environments.
Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), an IOGT International Member Organization, conducted a survey on violence in nightlife alcohol use environments. Findings show that violence in the night-time typically involves young males and females who are under the influence of alcohol in the majority of cases…

NEWS: Tanzania: Government Urged To Establish Alcohol Policy

The government in Tanzania has been urged to draft, discuss and implement a comprehensive alcohol policy to curb rising health and social related problems due to alcohol use in the East African country. Alcohol is a major obstacle to sustainable development in Tanzania, and to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)…

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: Not Pretty: When The Markets Talk Children

Markets don’t know anything about child well being. And the actors of the markets do not care. They don’t care a bit about the welfare of our communities and the future of our children. Therefore, instead of focusing on investment for Big Alcohol and growing target populations to be persuaded to take up alcohol use, let’s shift the focus to a more humane and sustainable approach…

BLOG: Alcohol Causes Poverty

Evidence from East Africa shows: Alcohol consumers are using up a tremendous amount of their incomes – causing stagnant development as well as uneducated and therefore unproductive children leading to entrenched poverty…

BLOG: We Are Human First And Women Second

A deeply personal account on the scorn gender-based violence: “Then of course the paranoia hit. I felt very vulnerable and petrified all the time for about five months after the incident…
“We need to live in world where a person wo/man is free to decide to go out to take a walk/run at midnight without feeling insecure. We need to live in a world where women are free to move without feeling endangered. We need to take back our streets, our homes, our world from would-be attackers…”

BLOG: IOGT Keeps Growing

“To be honest I feel honoured to be a member of IOGT and to me it is like a dream come true for sure.” (Farida, Cradle of Hope) As new organisations join, IOGT gets stronger and better and together we roll with greater momentum towards life set free…

BLOG: Haven Of Peace Epicentre Of Movement To Change Alcohol Culture

Day #9 or from internal struggle to transforming into the epicentre for change; this workshop generated hope and addressed among others the illogical advantages associated with alcohol use as well as answer for how to deal with lack of research in East Africa in alcohol policy advocacy…

BLOG: Travels And Capacity-Building

Days #2, #3 and #4, #5 featured extensive reflections on alcohol marketing, an exciting and successful advocacy strategy workshop, a field trip to the outskirts of Kampala, more travels and much more that doesn’t find room in a single blog entry…