A look behind the scenes, through Brenda’s eyes, of the International Board Meeting in Oslo, Norway. You’ll see a greeting from the Presidents and Vice Presidents, read about impressions, discussions, team-building activities and food…

Brenda Mkwesha Brenda's Blog Published: 2015.03.04

Inspiring snapshots from the IOGT Prevention Conference, held in Oslo, Norway, where IOGT members from Europe, East Africa, India and South-East Asia were exploring innovative approaches and exchanging inspiring success stories of impactful prevention work…

Maik Dünnbier Maik's Blog Published: 2015.02.27

For 2015, we are in great position to take the Inspire Freedom campaign to the next level. The Community Action Guide provides for a number of actions – and I’m really excited to announce our very first global Inspire Freedom community action day…

Kristina Sperkova Kristina's Blog Published: 2015.02.25

When millions in the USA and around the world gather to follow the 49th Super Bowl, a lot will be on the line – more than you’d think. The welfare and well-being of our children will be on the line, and this article explains how and why…

Pubudu Sumanasekara Pubudu’s Blog Published: 2015.02.01

David Beckham and alcohol industry giant Diageo put their own profits over the rights and well-being of children around the world. And those who are supposed to curb harmful marketing practices stand idly by…

Esbjörn Hörnberg Esbjorn’s Blog Published: 2015.01.29

From #IOGT14
We managed to achieve a lot in the last four years. We have taken our global advocacy to new heights. We have raised the profile of our work for children’s rights as well as for our work for treatment and rehabilitation. We have developed and established a new visual identity of IOGT and we’ve made IOGT International a brand for heart-driven work for a freer and richer life.
As you could read, see and hear, the success are many. And yet, numerous challenges remain – I highlight some of them in my speech at the Opening of this year’s World Congress…

Sven-Olov Carlsson Sven-Olov’s Blog Published: 2014.11.08

An insight into the advocacy initiatives in the State of Kerala, India reversing the trend of increasing alcohol use and putting Kerala on track to become free from alcohol harm…

Johnson Edayaranmula Johnson's Blog Published: 2014.08.28

In Kenya alcohol harm is rampant, especially among children and youth, which means a looming burden on development. There’s only one stakeholder profiting from this: Big Alcohol.
But there’s also hope in both the law that is in place and in the work done by civil society…

Moses Waweru Moses' Blog Published: 2014.08.24