Tagged: IOGT-NTO Movement

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…

MEMBER NEWS: IOGT-NTO Movement’s Work in South-East Asia

The IOGT-NTO Movement in Sweden conducts development assistance work in South-East Asia with funding from Sida and Forum Syd. There is a regional office in Chiang Mai, Thailand that cooperates with civil society partners in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia.
Jens Wingren from the magazine of IOGT-NTO, Accent, has visited different projects in South-East Asia and the following are short summaries of the compelling work across different areas that the IOGT-NTO movement is supporting…

MEMBER NEWS: Scandinavia: IOGT Movements Interview Author of Heineken in Africa

IOGT International members in Sweden and Norway have organized outstanding public events to discuss the findings and stories of the book “Heineken in Africa”, written by investigative journalist Oliver van Beemen.”Heineken in Africa” exposes with compelling evidence and stories the unethical practices of the Dutch beer giant Heineken. Heineken boasts that its presence on the African continent boosts development. After six years of research, journalist Olivier van Beemen provides a detailed investigations. The truth he uncovered is not a love story: Heineken is exploiting people, communities and countries in Africa…

MEMBER NEWS: Another Big Year For White Christmas, Sweden

The campaign achieved a new milestone with a record number of activities conducted all across Sweden. More than 250 activities by local IOGT-NTO, UNF, JUNIS and NSF clubs around the country were conducted to provide happy, safe and enabling environments for children and young people…

MEMBER NEWS: Activity Record For White Christmas Campaign

With several days left before Christmas this year, the campaign has already received 242 registered activities. The activities are organized for all children and youth, but are especially for those kids that do not have anywhere else to go, when their homes are ravaged by alcohol but society goes on Christmas break…

BLOG: The IOGT Year 2015

As 2015 is winding down and we are gearing up for another, new year – a significant one for IOGT International – I want to spend a moment or two and reflect about the IOGT year 2015…

BLOG: Getting Alcohol As Obstacle To Development On The Agenda

What’s happening in Sweden is crucial: more and more civil society organisations, as well as government agencies and public authorities, including universities start addressing alcohol and the global alcohol industry for what they are: obstacles to development…

BLOG: Regulating Alcohol On Agenda In Cambodia

In 2007, when we started our alcohol policy work in Cambodia together with our awesome member organisation PDP-Center, we were really not sure where this work would lead us. But yesterday, seven years later, I had the precious opportunity and tremendous privilege to witness our long-term work bearing fruits.
Should Cambodia move ahead with the draft as envisioned today, it would surely assume a leadership role in the regional cooperation within ASEAN…