Tagged: Big Alcohol

BLOG: Big Alcohol Keeps Coming At Me

I started reading the book while I was travelling to Thailand. Then the book accompanied me on my trip to South Korea and back to Sweden – several flights of more than 10 hours that were like motion pictures for the book I was reading. And simultaneously the evidence of what she was writing about kept coming at me…

BLOG: Big Alcohol And The War In Congo

This blog looks at recent work by two scientists and answers: How has the corporation been able to increase profits given the rest of Congo has progressively disintegrated to the extent that some Congo experts argue the country doesn’t even exist? How is it possible that during one of the world’s fiercest conflicts, the Heineken subsidiary ‘did not stop producing during the conflict and has experienced an upswing in sales’, as the New York Times reported? How is it possible to operate in the Congo without becoming entangled with the plethora of conflict actors that prey on anyone with money in the country?

BLOG: Ending Gender-Based Violence In Public Spaces

The prevalence of these forms of violence make the public space a restricted area for women and girls, eliminating freedom and the human right to participate in the cultural and social life of a community. Alcohol harm, like gender-based violence in public spaces, clearly is a threat to democracy and a rich, fulfilled, free life…

BLOG: Best Of GAPC 2013

The best tweet, the most though-provoking presentation, the most beautiful IOGT moment and the biggest personal highlight from the Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2013, Seoul, South Korea – or simply a not-so-usual report from a not-so-ordinary conference…

BLOG: Alcohol Policy And Challenges In India

A collective review reveals that 30% of adult men and 3% of adult women consume alcohol. From a policy perspective, it has been identified that India has nearly 62 million alcohol users, 17% of whom are alcohol dependents.
The emerging trend includes – initiation of alcohol use at an early age, greater consumption among women and youth, greater permeation in rural and semi-urban areas, increasing preference for beverages with high alcohol content, hazardous and harmful alcohol use…