Our members and Member Organization are the heart of IOGT International and the “myIOGT – Life Set Free Together” campaign offers a platform and channel to them all to express what IOGT means to them and to indicate where IOGT International should go, headed into the future. It consists of two pillars, and each pillar consists of two elements.
1) The bond between each member and IOGT International
1.1) Photographs of members worldwide on the topic.
1.2) Short films about our members, their stories and their life with IOGT.

2) The democratic mechanism – it is our members and Member Organisations who make IOGT International
2.1) You decide what IOGT International does in the future (2015 – 2018)
The Plan of Action, the thematic and geographic focus areas, our policy positions concerning alcohol policy as well narcotic drug policy.
2.2) One of the highlights of the World Congress 68 is the Exhibition Promising Practices.
The idea is simple: in an open space, much like a fair or market place, every Member Organisation present at World Congress 68 will be exhibiting one or some of their projects, activities, campaigns that they are most proud of – that they think is a Promising Practice, to be shared with the IOGT family…

Kristina Sperkova Kristina's Blog Published: 2014.07.28

This campaign needs everyone in society to rally behind it otherwise it will be a lost cause. We owe it to our daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters that they may grow up in a world free from violence against women and girls. It needs to become an unbelievable folktale for future generations that domestic violence, sexual assault were perpetrated against women. It needs to become taboo that rape is used as a weapon during war, that a man can raise a hand to hit a woman or a girl…

Brenda Mkwesha Brenda's Blog Published: 2014.07.24

Reasons for Uganda’s high alcohol consumption, its consequences and ways to solve the problems…

Rogers Kasirye Rogers’ Blog Published: 2014.07.23

From 22 to 24 July 2014 Parliamentarians and civil society representatives get together in Colombo, Sri Lanka in order to discuss policies to control and prevent harm caused by alcohol and tobacco.
Democracy in action. Dialogue beyond borders. Heart-driven towards life set free…

Pubudu Sumanasekara Pubudu’s Blog Published: 2014.07.22

Football at its best is alcohol free; Alcohol does not belong into football; Fifa cooperation with Big Alcohol is harmful to its constituency…

Maik Dünnbier Maik's Blog Published: 2014.07.18

As we in IOGT International are part of the global community to control and prevent the burden of HIV/ AIDS, we mourn the tragic loss of colleagues – among them staff of UN agencies as well as civil society – and express our condolences to their families and friends…

Esbjörn Hörnberg Esbjorn’s Blog Published: 2014.07.18

Independent scientific analysis shows the harmful practices of the alcohol industry, contributing to this amount of harm. Alcohol simply is no ordinary commodity. And the alcohol industry is not an ordinary business. Commissioner De Gucht failed to take this into account…

Sven-Olov Carlsson Sven-Olov’s Blog Published: 2014.07.09

Open dialogue about the strengths and weaknesses of policies targeting the prevention and reduction of harm from narcotic drugs as well as their cost-effectiveness should be the first step forward. The report issued by WACD does not contribute to this debate, unfortunately. I am disappointed in Kofi Annan, that he gives his name to projects advancing special interests instead of the common good of the people in West Africa…

David Ekwueme David's Blog Published: 2014.07.02

Thailand is facing the progressive liberalisation of its market of health-demoting commodities. We are not only witnessing adverse impacts of increasing numbers of alcohol use prevalence particularly in the young and among female. We also have to witness the high social costs of alcohol consumption in Thailand, as well as the destructive influences of the global alcohol industry on our country’s alcohol policy process – ranging from eroding legal restrictions of free trade to protect health (such as Technical Barriers to Trade) as well as the aggressive lobbying of big industry…

Orratai Waleewong Orratai's Blog Published: 2014.04.17