Topic: Youth Rights

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NEWS: WHO Europe: More Adolescents Report Mental Health Concerns

A new report published by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has found more adolescents report mental health concerns. The report shows that, adolescent mental well-being declined in many countries between 2014 and 2018, mental well-being declines as children grow older, girls are particularly at risk of having poor mental well-being outcomes compared to boys…

REPORT: Alcohol Related Condom-Less Sex Among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda

alcohol related condom-less sex was associated with binge alcohol use and sex work. These findings emphasize unmet needs of this population. Strategies seeking to prevent teenage alcohol use, particularly delaying initial alcohol use, may be beneficial for reducing alcohol related condom-less sex in this population…

BLOG: Young Progressives Are The Biggest Hypocrites

Alcohol is a social justice issue, maybe the biggest social justice issue that keeps being ignored. The question is: Where are all the progressives?
In his provocative and powerful blog post, Filip turns to people who claim to fight for justice and solidarity, asking: Where are you, democratic socialists? Where are you left-wing oriented activists? This permanently present question in the fight against the alcohol industry is still echoing without answers…

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NEWS: Big Alcohol Exposed: Coors Cancels Two Ads

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic Big Alcohol company MillerCoors has had to cancel two of their ad campaigns. The ads exposed Coors’ unethical mareketing strategies – through the lense of the current global health crisis…

NEWS: Africa: Big Alcohol Making Inroads

In Africa Big Alcohol is making inroads with their efforts to convert alcohol abstainers to consumers, specifically targeting the middle class and youth. The World Health Organization is alarmed.
Alcohol use and related problems, including addiction, is spreading fast in Africa – driven by multinational alcohol industry giants in pursuit of profits. The situation has gotten worse over the years due to accelerating urbanization and economic development leading to bigger disposable incomes of people…

NEWS: Ireland: Big Alcohol Lobbying Onslaught Exposed

According to findings of Alcohol Action Ireland, the alcohol industry registered 96 lobbying returns in 2018, the year that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill was enacted, but not implemented. The returns show Big Alcohol lobbyists met with officials on 361 occasions during the 108 days when the Dáil was in session…

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NEWS: Scotland: Public Health Experts Call For Ban on Alcohol Sports Sponsorship

After new research revealed the extent of alcohol sports sponsorship, public health experts in Scotland call for a ban on this type of alcohol marketing.
The study conducted by the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at the University of Stirling shows, where alcohol companies sponsor clubs and tournaments there is a high frequency of alcohol references, and advertising is sophisticated and integrated into the club identity…

NEWS: USA: Youth Stay Alcohol-Free Longer

Results from a new study has found in the United States (USA), kids stay alcohol-free longer. This means age of initiation has gone up. The study published in JAMA Pediatrics found between 2004 and 2017, age of starting alcohol and tobacco use for teens rose from 16 to 17 years…

REPORT: Legitimizing and Negotiating Abstinence among Young Adults in Denmark

Friendship and peer groups are central relationships for young people and are important arenas for feelings of comfort, a sense of belonging and a source of identity. If policy and/or prevention initiatives focus solely on abstaining as an individual choice or an individual concern, as for example in the ‘just say no’ campaigns, then these initiatives fail to emphasize important aspects of young people’s lives…

NEWS: Norway: Rising NoLo Trend

The trend to be alcohol free is rising in Norway as the country becomes more accepting of sober choices. There are several reasons why youth are moving away from alcohol. And a new trend that is changing the alcohol norm has grown enormously in recent years in Norway…