Tagged: UN Women

BLOG: Advocacy Successes 2015

2015 has been a busy year as we have traveled the world for our advocacy work. Did we achieve anything? Have our efforts made any difference?

BLOG: Our Written Statement at CSW59

Alcohol is a major obstacle to women empowerment, gender equality and the achievement of the promises made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in 1995. Read our Statement to CSW59 and find all related sources…

BLOG: Introducing Our Parallel Event At United Nations CSW58

The great line-up of amazing speakers who will address the three major epidemics burdening women and girls; and they’ll do this in ground-breaking fashion…

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: United Nations Day Is…

… IOGT International day, as well, and here is a brief summary of the reasons why that’s the case. I feel inspired by all that work and celebrating UN Day means cherishing all the heart-driven efforts by every single member of IOGT International…

BLOG: I Feel Like Steve Jobs

I have to share with you how I feel right now. I feel like Steve Jobs. Those who read a book about him (or knew him personally), know, that Steve was able to cancel an event of launching a new product one day before the Day that many people were waiting for and which was promoted in big style, just because he discovered that there was something about the product that could be improved…

BLOG: Culture – A Hot topic At #CSW57

Another reason of not going against a culture is our realization that it is something that we have been part of, perpetuating on a smaller or a bigger scale. Admitting that the culture is dysfunctional, we actually admit that we, as a part of it, have been doing something wrong. That’s a tough one for many egos. So we better find excuses and go on with the harmful culture passing it on to the coming generations.

So imagine the alcohol norm. Imagine all the parties, all the celebrations of birthdays, newborns, sport victories, cosy evenings or lonely days when people use alcohol as a part of the culture that says, that screams out loud, that all those events are to be cheered to with a bottle of alcohol.