Topic: Movendi

BLOG: The Alcohol Policy Situation in East Africa During COVID-19

Already before the current coronavirus crisis, alcohol harm placed a heavy burden on communities across East Africa. As COVID-19 struck the region and governments responded in different ways, numerous concerns emerged regarding another wave of alcohol harm.
In this comprehensive blog post, William explores the aspects that matter most to this story: How are political leaders responding? How is the alcohol industry working to exploit the public health crisis? How have people respected or circumvented the alcohol-related lockdown measures and what has civil society done to stem the tide of alcohol harm?
Lots of questions. And the answers are shocking, compelling, infuriating and hope inspiring…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week 26

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, Big Alcohol Watch, a Upcoming Event Alert and another Special Feature.
This week, Alcohol Policy News deal with the ‘Loi Evin’ in France, the ‘Dietary Guidelines’ in the United States, the price tag for alcohol use disorder, and with WHO Europe’s Draft European Program of Work …
The Latest Science Digest covers the groundbreaking analysis of the pass-through rates of alcohol taxation, the relation between alcohol outlet density and alcohol use disorder in communities, and the power of health taxes…In this week’s Big Alcohol Watch we expose the free beer scheme of the alcohol industry, reveal how Big Alcohol targets women and illustrate latest evidence about the failure of alcohol marketing self-regulation…
The Special Feature this week sheds more light on the indications for a new tidal wave of alcohol harm as consequence of COVID-19, building on factors fueling the alcohol burden already before the current pandemic…

BLOG: The Power of An Idea

Sweden’s current ANDT-Strategy is expiring in 2020. A large number of civil society organizations have therefore come together to develop a shadow strategy for the government’s work to prevent and reduce harm from alcohol, narcotic drugs, doping, tobacco and gambling. The purpose is to contribute to the development of the future national ‘ANDTS-Strategy’ and in this way to strengthen and improve Sweden’s overall work to protect people from the harms caused by alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling.
In her blog post, Irma sketches out how the work of the NGO coalition came about and to fruition. It all started with the idea of one member of IOGT-NTO…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week 25

Carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Estonia, the United States, France, and India…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of the alcohol policy and the coronavirus as well as the rise and fall of alcohol taxation in the United States…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes a new lobby front for Big Alcohol in Sweden, and what they are planning and the industry’s ruthlessness in the on-demand alcohol delivery business…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on the potential of alcohol taxation to reach health and development for all and on the political realities of how the potential is often ignored and squandered…

MEMBER NEWS: Sweden: IOGT-NTO Exposes Liquor Giant’s New Lobby Front Group

Sweden: IOGT-NTO Exposes Liquor Giant’s New Lobby Front Group IOGT-NTO exposes vodka giant Absolut’s efforts of political interference. IOGT-NTO, the largest popular movement in Sweden for alcohol prevention, is able to expose that vodka giant The Absolut Company has created a new, still not publicly announced, lobby front group, to interfere in Swedish alcohol policy… Read more »

NEWS: Movendi Supports New Call for Human Rights Treaty

A new call has been issued for governments and member states’ delegations to the Human Rights Council to make all efforts possible to continue advancing towards the adoption of a Binding Instrument on Transnational Companies and Other Business Enterprises. Movendi International is supporting this new call to a global treaty to address human rights abuses of transnational corporations, such as major alcohol producers…

MEMBER NEWS: Swedish Government Nominates IOGT-NTO for EESC

The Swedish government has nominated IOGT-NTO for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Earlier in May, the Swedish Network for Non-communicable Diseases, in which IOGT NTO is a member organization, nominated Irma Kilim, IOGT-NTO’s Head of Drug Policy, as a representative to the EESC Swedish seat. The government has decided to nominate Irma Kilim as one of the 12 representatives of Sweden in the EESC…

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Consumes Less Alcohol During Coronavirus Crisis

A new survey into alcohol consumption patterns in Sweden has found that youth consumes less alcohol during the Corona crisis. The survey conducted by Norstat on behalf of Systembolaget found, 18% Swedes report consuming less alcohol, 
30% Swedes aged 17 to 29 report consuming less alcohol…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #21

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Ghana, the United States, Germany, Finland and youth in Europe (HSBC)…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of alcohol consumption reductions in Europe (or lack thereof), NCDs prevention policies in the Pacific, Estonia utilizing alcohol policy as catalyst for the SDGs, and the effects of TV alcohol ads exposure on alcohol consumption… 
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the alcohol industry plans to exploit Aboriginal communities by placing a “super store” in the middle of alcohol-free communities, and how Big Alcohol tries to delay pregnancy warning labels, again…This week’s Special Feature sheds light the historic World Health Assembly, including Movendi International and civil society advocacy…

BLOG: Slowly, The World Is Changing Rapidly

In this personal and heart-felt blog post, Lucas is reflecting about his reason to organize around the alcohol-free way of life and to join the Swedish IOGT-NTO movement. He shares compelling insights into the workings of the alcohol norm in Sweden and his take on the revolutionary times we are living in, as the shitty, sexist and violent alcohol norm is being replaced by a new and better social culture…