Tagged: Alcohol Violence

EVENT: International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize on that day activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women also launches the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, which runs through 10 December, Human Rights Day…

EVENT: International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize on that day activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women also launches the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, which runs through 10 December, Human Rights Day…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Industry Exposed for Shifting Blame to Consumers

Public health experts in South Africa have exposed the alcohol industry for shifting the blame of alcohol harm to consumers.
Initiated by Sonke Gender Justice, the first joint discussion was held for a civil society campaign to achieve a “new normal” in South African society where the availability of alcohol is permanently reduced to prevent alcohol-related harms, including interpersonal and gender-based violence (GBV) and murders…

NEWS: UK: Emerging Evidence on Alcohol Use During COVID-19

The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has released a summary report of emerging evidence about alcohol use and harm during the coronavirus crisis in the United Kingdom. The new report summarises emerging evidence regarding changes in UK alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 lockdown, by bringing together findings from different sources…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Sales Ban Success Shows Potential of Policy Action

The success of the recent alcohol sales ban in South Africa as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 shows the potential of policy action in preventing and reducing alcohol harm in the country. Now evidence and momentum seem to be gathering in support of more urgent, comprehensive action to tackle the South African alcohol burden…

NEWS: Airlines Ban Alcohol on Planes Due to COVID-19

Air travel is starting again with countries opening up internal and external borders after COVID-19 lockdown measures. Many airlines are implementing a ban on alcohol on planes as precautionary measures due to COVID-19. Banning alcohol is one measure to protect against COVID-19 implemented by airlines across the world…

REPORT: Alcohol Policy and Coronavirus: An Open Research Agenda

There are many implications from the COVID-19 counter-measures for research on alcohol consumption, harms, and policies – in high- and low-income countries – related to rapid changes in the supply, demand, marketing, alcohol consumption contexts, associated risks, and other environmental factors known to influence alcohol-related outcomes…

NEWS: WHO Europe: Alcohol Fuels Rising Interpersonal Violence During COVID-19

Reports from violence prevention helplines across the WHO European region are indicating rising cases of interpersonal violence during COVID-19. Alcohol fuels this rise in violence as victims are trapped with their abusers during the pandemic.

Lockdowns and movement restrictions have slowed down the transmission of COVID-19, but in many situations they have also confined those experiencing interpersonal violence with their abusers. Adding alcohol to this mix is fomenting the problem and might often aggravate the situation…

NEWS: South Africa: ‘Nightmare’ at Hospitals as Alcohol Sales Restart

South Africa: ‘Nightmare’ at Hospitals as Alcohol Sales Restart Which alcohol policy path is South Africa going to take? After a two month long ban on alcohol sales, South Africa lifted the ban from June 1, as the country entered the third phase of the lockdown. But as alcohol sales restart the situation in hospitals… Read more »