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BLOG: Why NOT To Call It “Social Distancing”

Even though opinion leaders and decision-makers and so many people are using the term “social distancing” we must ask what the concept actually means.
In their timely and eloquent blog post, Sanela and Matej are answering the question of the moment: why NOT to call our collective experience “social distancing”. And they offer a much better solution for how to talk about our reality during the COVID-19 crisis measures…

MEMBER NEWS: Junis Sweden: New Project for Children of Parents with Alcohol Problems

Heart-driven Movendi International members at Junis Sweden have started a new and ground-breaking project for children of parents with alcohol problems…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #14

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch. Alcohol policy news come from Russia, the Baltics, Africa and deal with COVID-19. The Latest Science Digest covers how alcohol policy can help alleviate the strain on the healthcare system, new findings about alcohol policy and road safety and the link between alcohol use disorder and suicide. The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the alcohol industry is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis with four examples from Australia, Poland, Scotland and the United States. And this week’s Special Feature deals with the topic of alcohol and the coronavirus pandemic…

NEWS: Mindful Sobriety Is Booming

“Mindful Sobriety” is the new health and wellbeing trend, driven by millennials. The concept is simple, combining mindfulness with sobriety to question the relationship with alcohol and ask whether alcohol is really necessary.
Millennials who are more health and wellbeing conscious have been driving the sober or alcohol-free way of life around the world. The trend has been picking up and is becoming increasingly popular…

BLOG: You’ve Never Thought About The Alcohol Norm In This Way Before

The vast majority of the Swedish population does not value alcohol as an aspect of social gatherings. But the alcohol norm – not only in Sweden but across the world – seems to create a culture where people consume alcohol despite not wanting to.
How come people’s preferences can be suppressed in such a scale?
Why is it like that?
Who benefits from this actually?
In his revolutionary blog post, Lucas provides through-provoking answers to these questions. With the use of state-of-the-art science, he then suggests a completely new way to think about the role of alcohol in our societies…

MEMBER NEWS: Juvente Norway Releases New Mystery Shopping Report

For the thirteenth year in a row, our youth member organization Juvente in Norway has been testing the compliance of grocery stores with the alcohol age limit concerning the sale of alcohol to minors.
In 2019, Juvente managed to conduct mystery shopping tests (“Sjenkekontroll”) in all counties of the country. Results are still problematic. In almost every fifth attempt, Juvente’s minors were allowed to buy alcohol…

BLOG: Movendi’s Physical Distancing and Self-Isolation* Coping Kit

A letter from Movendi International President Kristina to our members and friends worldwide.
We have entered unexpected times when we are all of a sudden exposed to a completely unforseen situation, in which conditions change rapidly, and our lives have to be re-organized. Many countries have declared national crises. We see more and more quarantine orders being implemented and the requests for self-isolation and social distancing are urgent. Everyone is affected, every person, family, community and society. The most vulnerable are at greater risk than the more privileged ones and will, inevitably, be affected disproportionately.
And so, the role that each of us and we together as a movement can play in the coming weeks and months also matters. Together, we can make a real difference. And everything starts with being there for one another, in our spirit of solidarity, that is core of our DNA.
In this spirit, Movendi International will step up and do what we can do as global umbrella. We have devised four concrete measures that Kristina outlines and invites our members to join and participate in…

MEMBER NEWS: ADIC Sri Lanka: Election Campaign Mobilizes Candidates and Citizens

Heart driven Movendi members at the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC), Sri Lanka are campaigning for effective alcohol, tobacco and other drug control policies, targeting the upcoming General Elections in April 2020. The campaign covers two key aspects; lobbying General Election candidates and advocating to the public to….

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #11

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch. Alcohol policy news come from Sweden, Wales, Kenya and the Women’s Rights movement. The Latest Science Digest covers the link between alcohol availability and violence, how older women perceive their own alcohol use, the link between alcohol, DNA damage and cancer, and the alcohol expectancies that children hold. The Big Alcohol Watch exposes an ugly new trend, the lobbying onslaught in Ireland, and another self-regulation failure in the UK. The Special Feature deals with the growing need for better regulation of digital alcohol trade…

NEWS: Women’s Health and Rights: Alcohol Harm Major Blind Spot

Alcohol harm is a women’s rights issue but remains a blind spot in global health and the women’s movement.
President of Movendi International, Kristina Sperkova, discusses the neglect of alcohol harm against women in women’s rights discourse and the global health movement…