Tagged: Life Set Free

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: Switzerland: Alcohol Sales Collapse During COVID-19 Lockdown

Sales data show that alcohol sales collapse during COVID-19 lockdown in Switzerland. While retail sales of alcohol did increase in the country, it did not increase to match the drop in on-premise sales such as in restaurants, bars, pubs. This means while the Swiss people are still consuming alcohol there has been an overall decrease during the COVID-19 lockdown as overall sales have decreased…

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…

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…

BLOG: The French Dry January: A Success Story Despite Wine Makers’ Lobby And The Complicity of President Macron

The first ever Dry January campaign in France faced stiff opposition from the wine lobby and from President Macron. After originally committing to the campaign, the government withdrew its support in a bow to the lobby pressure of the alcohol industry.
But as Prof Naassila writes in this inspiring article, more than 30 civil society groups joined forces, defied the President and wine lobby and accomplished a remarkable success in the first year of the January challenge “à la française”.
Read about impressive numbers and the story behind the success and find out about the chances that 2021 will see another Dry January challenge…

NEWS: Google, Facebook, Twitter Join Forces Promoting Addiction Recovery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have partnered with the nonprofit Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to launch Tech Together, an online platform to offer support to individuals with substance use disorders. The site is a collection of resources to help those experiencing substance use disorder or battling addiction and the associated stigma…

BLOG: Collective Denial and the Surprises of Seeing Beyond the Alcohol Norm

Many people and societies are in denial about the workings of the current alcohol norm and who is actually benefiting from it.
In this powerful blog, Lucy Rocco, the superstar behind Soberistas, exposes the truth about the alcohol norm, how it harms people and who benefits from it. It’s a truth that took Lucy many years to acknowledge herself. Starting from her own, inspiring personal story, she reveals how booze culture affects people during the current public health crisis. But Lucy writes, beyond these problems there lies the promise of better physical and mental health – something she has been able to enjoy and harness over the last nine years…

NEWS: The Reasons to Reduce or Quit Alcohol During COVID-19 Isolation

There are several good reasons to reduce or quit alcohol during COVID-19 isolation, including, better mental and physical health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has already advised to avoid using alcohol as an unhealthy coping mechanism to deal with stresses of the current pandemic…

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NEWS: Europe: Trends in Alcohol-Free Product Market

The alcohol-free product market is a growing trend in Europe. However, Zenith Global finds market dynamics to be different between Western and Eastern Europe.
The alcohol-free product market – dominated by alcohol-free beer – has been growing more rapidly than alcoholic beer in Europe. This market represented 3.4% of total beer volumes sold in Europe in 2017…