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EVENT: CSW61 Side Event: Alcohol Policy A Women’s Rights Issue

The Permanent Mission of The Republic of Botswana to the United Nations in collaboration with IOGT International cordially invites you to a UN Side Event at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).
ALCOHOL POLICY AS A WOMEN’S RIGHTS ISSUE – Response to violence against women and girls through addressing structural and underlying causes…

EVENT: Child Rights At UNGASS On Drugs

IOGT International President to speak at UN Roundtable Discussion: Child Rights at the UNGA Special Session on Drugs (2016). Kristina Sperkova, IOGT International president will speak at a prestigious Side Event: Roundtable Discussion: Child Rights at the UNGA Special Session on Drugs (2016)…

Action For Fundamental Change And Development

Action For Fundamental Change And Development (AFFCAD) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization formed in 2009 to fight against HIV/AIDS and poverty in the slum communities of Kampala, Uganda. AFFCAD’s vision a world without poverty. Its mission is to economically empower slum communities through developing skills that mitigate extreme vulnerabilities. AFFCAD stands for the following core values: Transperancy,… Read more »

BLOG: Towards Alcohol Laws In Gulu: Low Hanging Fruit?

Armed with the collection of our community’s stories about the impact of alcohol, we sat outside the office of Gulu’s District Chairperson. We waited amongst a mixed assortment of people: three Ugandan men in fancy suits, an Indian man clutching some business cards, a woman in a frayed skirt and bare feet…

BLOG: Taxation In East Africa: Why Governments Need Alcohol Taxes

The Public good and public health approach needs to be recognized when considering alcohol taxation. The case of South Africa shows that evidence-based alcohol policy measures, like taxation, can help improve social well being and the economy…

BLOG: “He Sells His Land To Drink”

Uganda. Gulu Town. One community. Many, many stories of alcohol harm – and an initiative to bring transformative change. This blog is the beginning of a series exploring how community resolves to tackle alcohol problems and the challenges they face in doing so…

MEMBER NEWS: Hope And Beyond Ready To Expand

Hope and Beyond Getting Ready To Expand Treatment Activities In Uganda
Belgium-based Professor Johan De Bruycker facilitated the strategic planning for the coming years. Hope and Beyond is an organization with a mission to provide holistic care to families and communities suffering from addictive illnesses and substance use disorders…

BLOG: My Year In Highlights – Looking Back At 2016

A magnificent view of the year that is almost over, the year of 165 travel days – exactly as many travel days as the number of years that IOGT has been in existence.
I am looking back with satisfaction and determination to do even better. I have learned incredibly much during this year. It was a year of growth, challenges, understanding our organization and broader alcohol policy community. I understand the potential of our members. I got to see our strengths and also the reasons why we do not always succeed in what we decide to do…

BLOG: Real Reasons Why Alcohol Use Among African Youth Is Rising

The alcohol industry has realized that our youth is their future. Do we allow this? Do we allow multinational alcohol corporations to reap gigantic profits on the back of our youth, our communities and our society?
What we need to realize as Africans is that our present and future hinges on our youth…