Alcohol Issues Newsletter
November 20 – 26, 2023
Weekly Top Stories
- Sweden: Growing Number of People Go Alcohol-Free
- International Burden of Cancer Deaths and Years of Life Lost from Cancer Due to Alcohol in Seven Countries
- Exposed: Beer Giants Keep Funding Myanmar Military Junta
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- Japan Mulls First-Ever Alcohol Use Guidelines But Draft Falls Short of International Standards
- WHO Releases Updated Recommendations on Treatment of Substance Use Conditions
- UK: Big Alcohol Pressures Government to Cut Alcohol Taxes
- UK: Big Alcohol Earns £11bn From Higher Risk Alcohol Use Yearly, Government Action Needed
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Alcohol Issues Special Feature – No. 47
The Link Between Alcohol and Violence Against Women
The Case For Action During the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women
Movendi International has published more than 300 resource articles on the link between alcohol and violence in general and more than 100 on gender-based violence and alcohol. This is a Special Alcohol Issues Feature with the latest scientific updates and policy solutions – contributing to the 16 days of activism to end violence against women.
Women’s Health and Rights: Alcohol Harm Major Blind Spot
Alcohol harm is a women’s rights issue but remains a blind spot in global health and the women’s movement.
President of Movendi International, Kristina Sperkova, discusses the neglect of alcohol harm against women in women’s rights discourse and the global health movement.
“Understanding Alcohol Harm as Feminist Issue”
This is a deep-dive into alcohol issues through a gender and Women’s Rights lens. With Kristina we discuss alcohol‘s role in the epidemic of violence against women.
It’s a broad topic that does not receive the attention it deserves. Kristina shares her analysis of how and why the Women’s Rights movement is failing in this regard.
We go into detail about how the alcohol norm and gender norms overlap and the lessons that can be drawn from discussing the overlaps. We talk about the role of alcohol marketing in fueling violence and fomenting the oppression of women. And we discuss the solutions that are available to help advance women’s rights through addressing alcohol.
Kristina shares profound insights that expose the alcohol industry; as a feminist herself she challenges the feminist movement and outlines a bold and comprehensive approach to eliminating violence against women, driven by the communities most affected.
Alcohol (marketing), harmful (alcohol) norms, and violence against women
In this Special Features we share three examples of concrete evidence and action to address the strong link between alcohol and violence against women, and between harmful norms due to alcohol marketing, that fuel violence against women and that perpetuate the objectification of women.
The Alcohol Issues Podcast
In-depth conversations with policy makers, community leaders and scientists, driving the global discourse about 21st century alcohol policy solutions