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Oct 14, 2016

South African National Liquor Policy

SAAPA applauds the South African Government for adopting a progressive national liquor policy which provides the framework for introducing stricter advertising and marketing regulations; increasing liability of manufacturers, suppliers and traders; restricting trading hours; etc…

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Sep 22, 2016

Norwegian NGO campaign: Divest from the alcohol industry

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global has invested around 10 billion US Dollars in multinational alcohol corporations. “This has to stop”, is the message from a campaign by Norwegian civil society organisations that was launched in Oslo yesterday. The main claim of the campaign is that investing in alcohol companies is incompatible with the overarching goals of Norwegian development and foreign policies.

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Sep 19, 2016

FORUT granted Consultative Status at ECOSOC

“A very welcome decision which makes it possible to widen and strengthen FORUT’s collaboration with the United Nations”, says Secretary General of FORUT, Morten Lønstad, in a comment to the fact that FORUT has been granted Special Consultative Status at ECOSOC.

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Sep 13, 2016

Healthy Lanka Receives Presidential Award for Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Healthy Lanka Alliance for Development has been presented with the award for Best Alcohol and Drug Prevention Organisation for the year 2015 by His Excellency Maitripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka. The award was presented in recognition of Healthy Lanka’s dedicated services towards creating a well-informed society free from alcohol and drugs.

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Sep 12, 2016

The Globe: New design, new format

The Globe, the magazine of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, has been published with its first issue in a new format and design. The most important change is that the magazine will now be available only in a digital version.

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Aug 31, 2016

Alcohol industry afraid of losing their health image, adopts new and offensive strategies

The alcohol industry is afraid of losing their health image,WHO health initiatives make them fear for their lives and they intercept national policies to protect their own interests. This is documented in an in-depth article in the Wall Street Journal.

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Abigail Ramokoena: our poetry winner on SAAPA and Vic Falls
Aug 10, 2016

Abigail Ramokoena: our poetry winner on SAAPA and Vic Falls

As a run up to its forum held in Livingstone, Zambia from 11-14 July 2016, SAAPA held a poetry competition and invited young people from across the region to enter and stand a chance of attending the forum. Abigail Ramokoena (19) from Lesotho emerged the winner. She reflects on her experience of winning the competition, her time at the forum and her views on SAAPA.

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Should the world join the alcohol indutry in celebrating the international beer day?
Aug 05, 2016

Should the world join the alcohol indutry in celebrating the international beer day?

We the Southern Africa Alcohol policy Alliance –SAAPA wish to categorically to state that now and in the future we cannot join and support the alcohol industry in their initiated international beer day scheduled to take place on the 5th of August, 2016.

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Jun 06, 2016

[PODCAST] Cutting of alcohol ads in sport

Savera Kalideen from Soul City speaks on the possibility of cutting alcohol ads in sport and the type of message it sends to youngsters.

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Cutting alcohol ads in sport sends the right message to youngsters
Jun 01, 2016

Cutting alcohol ads in sport sends the right message to youngsters

An English barbershop owner and his son have embarked on a massive David and Goliath battle to outbid Thai beer Chang as the front-of-jersey sponsor of their local football team.

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SAAPA comments on alcohol in Zimbabwe
May 11, 2016

SAAPA comments on alcohol in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Social Forum takes a look at why there has been an increase in alcohol and drug abuse in Zimbabwe.

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Tungamirai Zimonte interview
Apr 18, 2016

Tungamirai Zimonte interview

Tungamirai Zimonte is a 30 year old, heart driven artist and activist with skills in journalism, social media, brand identity design and content creation.

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What they say, is not what they do!  High time to expose Big Alcohol
Apr 04, 2016

What they say, is not what they do! High time to expose Big Alcohol

Every 10 seconds a human being dies because of alcohol. At the same time, children and young people around the world are exposed to an avalanche of alcohol advertising – to entice them to start consuming alcohol, and to persuade them use more alcohol all the time. But why is it that nobody holds the alcohol industry accountable for promoting death and disease?

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Mar 14, 2016

What influences 11-year-olds to drink? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

Drinking in youth is linked to other risky behaviours, educational failure and premature death. Prior research has examined drinking in mid and late teenagers, but little is known about the factors that influence drinking at the beginning of adolescence. Objectives were: 1. to assess associations of parental and friends’ drinking with reported drinking among 11 year olds; 2. to investigate the roles of perceptions of harm, expectancies towards alcohol, parental supervision and family relationships on reported drinking among 11 year olds.

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Young people in Madagascar take a stand on being alcohol and drug free
Mar 08, 2016

Young people in Madagascar take a stand on being alcohol and drug free

"Young, working towards youth activities for health”. This slogan has been adopted by Young Blue Cross Madagascar a group of twenty, mainly students and young workers. This theme perfectly encompasses the aim of the organisation.

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Successful launch of SAAPA Zimbabwe
Jan 11, 2016

Successful launch of SAAPA Zimbabwe

32 delegates from youth, media and civil society organisations attended a workshop in December 2015 in Harare, where they deliberated on the issue of alcohol and its impact on Zimbabweans.

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Interview with Riana from Madagascar
Nov 18, 2015

Interview with Riana from Madagascar

Young people all over the world are central to change. Meet Riana, 26, from Madagascar. She combines her French with IT to offer professional webmaster services..

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Nov 10, 2015

An invitation to men to discuss masculinity and drinking habits

FORUT has launched “Masculinity in a bottle”, a material which looks at gender roles and alcohol in an integrated manner, and with a particular focus on masculinity. The manual can be used to involve men in changing harmful masculine behaviour.

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Nov 10, 2015

Alcohol: a global concern

The short video film "Alcohol: a global concern" gives an overvire over alcohol as a risk facyor for health and social problems in today's world. The film was produced for and first presented during the opening ceremony of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 7th of October 2015.

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Nov 05, 2015

Buried government report calls for overdue reform of alcohol advertising

An expert report, buried by the Commonwealth Government for over a year has called for far-reaching changes to the rules governing alcohol advertising.

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