Tagged: Heart-Driven

MEMBER NEWS: Swedish IOGT-NTO Movement Criticizes Pension Fund’s Investment in Cannabis Industry

IOGT-NTO has expressed their objection to the recent move by the Swedish Pension Fund AP7 investing in two of the world’s largest cannabis companies. Investment into the two cannabis companies have taken place in funds where about half the Swedish population has holdings. This move was done despite the AP funds’ ethics council recommendation for AP funds to exclude companies which manufacture cannabis products. The investment by AP7 is even more serious as it has transgressed their own ethics… 

MEMBER NEWS: The Wellbeing Initiative Represented At Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth

The Wellbeing Initiative, an IOGT International member organization was represented at the Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth held on 25th and 26th of March 2019. The Wellbeing Initiative, an IOGT International member organization was represented at the Global NCDs Forum on Children and Youth held on 25th and 26th of March 2019…

MEMBER NEWS: Sweden: IOGT-NTO Launches Manifesto For EU Election

IOGT NTO’s goal is an EU that contributes to and empowers Member States to pursue evidence-based alcohol policy as well as creates opportunities for research, knowledge exchange and cooperation in order to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. These are IOGT-NTO’s 10 recommendations to achieve the goal of a healthier and more sustainable EU…

MEMBER NEWS: Uganda: UYDEL Brings Attention to Alcohol Awareness Month

Our members from the Uganda Youth Development Link (UDEYL) worked heart-driven in bringing national attention to the Alcohol Awareness Month – April in Uganda.In lieu of the awareness month, Apofia Nabirye, a former beneficiary and peer educator of UYDEL, shared her story on recovery from alcohol use to NTV…

EVENT: IOGT Webinar Series

IOGT International arranges webinars, exclusively for its membership. The purpose of these webinars is to explore current advocacy issues,
coordinate about joint campaigning on global occasions, build capacity and update about latest developments in global affairs and science relating to alcohol and other drug prevention, exchange best practices, and inspire with success stories from around the IOGT movement. Participation is for IOGT International members only…

BLOG: Celebrating Recovery – The People and the Movement

Facing Addiction with NCADD honored individuals whose outstanding efforts have been vocal and visible in their support of the recovery movement, from celebrities like Marjorie and Joe Walsh to Sir Ringo Starr and Lady Barbara Bach Starkey…

MEMBER NEWS: Ghana: IOGT Members Campaign for Alcohol Control

Leading the Ghana Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Alliance, IOGT members are campaigning for improved regulation of alcohol marketing in the country. The NCD Alliance is calling on the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana to extend the ban on alcohol advertising on airwaves from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m… 

EVENT: Communities Speak

Welcome to a one day conference organized by IOGT International on the margins of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This much needed event aims to gather communities, community activists and organizations that seek to reduce drug use prevalence through evidence-based prevention and treatment activities rooted in a health and rights-centered approach…

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO Highlights Health, Social Harm of Alcohol in Elderly

IOGT-NTO has released a new report providing evidence for alcohol consumption and alcohol harm increasing in older people.The report titled “Alcohol and Older People” is a collaborative effort between IOGT-NTO and the Swedish Society of Medicine, The Centre for Education and Research on Addiction (CERA) at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Society of Nursing and the Foundation Ansvar för Framtiden. According to the report the increased sensitivity to alcohol in old age combined with the ageing process can increase risk of disease and accidents….