Topic: Alcohol’s Harm To Others

NEWS: Civil Society Leaves EU Alcohol Forum

More than 20 civil society organizations, many of them public health bodies, have resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum as the European Commission announced its refusal to heed calls from both EU member states as well s the European Parliament to adopt a new EU Alcohol Strategy…

NEWS: High Socio-Economic Costs Of FASD

A new study conducted by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada – about prenatal alcohol exposure makes a strong case for intervention and prevention. The study, a so called cost-of-illness study, aimed to estimate the overall burden and cost associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Canada in 2013. FASD is a group of disorders caused by prenatal alcohol exposure…

NEWS: Launch Of MEP Friends Of Liver Group

A new cross-party MEP group has been launched in the European Parliament with the purpose of ensuring that Europe’s estimated 29 million chronic liver condition sufferers “are not forgotten”.
The ‘Friends of the liver MEP group’, aims to promote the issue of liver health at EU level, act as an information and exchange forum between stakeholders and EU policymakers and provide input and expertise on EU health related policies…

BLOG: Ugandan President Museveni: Alcohol Kills Youth’s Innovativeness

Alcohol is a major obstacle to development in Uganda, linked with food insecurity, gender-based violence and HIV/Aids – and it places a disproportionate burden on young Ugandans. Even President Museveni has started to voice grave concerns…

BLOG: Wrestling Kenya From Claws Of Big Alcohol

This struggle the African people, like Kenyans, have with Big Alcohol corporations cannot just be changed by a law, policy. Big Alcohol have spent a lot of time, manpower and unconscious amounts of money to make sure that their products are ingrained in our habits; that it comes without a single thought that when someone asks: “Do you drink?”, we automatically think the question refers to alcohol…

NEWS: Sweden: Court Rule Permits Direct Alcohol Marketing

The Swedish Market Court tried whether a wine supplier was in breach of the Swedish Alcohol Act. The wine supplier had been sending out letters, containing the promotion, that were covered by envelopes clearly indicating the commercial purpose. The purpose was to promote its selection of wine in the form of letters sent directly to Swedish consumers over the age of 25, without prior consent from the consumers…

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: Five Points: Illicit Drugs And Human Rights Issues

Our official statement at CND 2015 on cross-cutting issues concerning illicit drugs and Human Rights. We share five perspectives and outline the third way for balanced, broad and humane drug policy that puts children in the center and focuses on women and developing societies…