Women's Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drug Issues, Sweden

WOCAD/Women’s Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drug Issues is the Swedish women’s organisations collaborating body for issues concerning alcohol, narcotics and addictive drugs founded in 1943. WOCAD’s main work is preventive and their target groups comprise girls and women.

WOCAD is a politically independent and non-denominational umbrella NGO with 39 member organisations. WOCAD embraces a total of 320,000 women. Dependency on alcohol, narcotics and drugs is a national health problem, girls and women being the most vulnerable groups. Research is largely based on men as well as various forms of treatment and care. WOCAD’s activities concentrate on girls and women. WOCAD wishes to contribute to a social environment without harm and abuse as a result of alcohol, drugs and other addictive substances such as sleeping pills and tranquilisers.

WOCAD has three representatives in the Gender Working Group:
Leena Haraké, Executive Director
Janina Engström, Information Officer
Britt Fredenman, Project Manager Bella Net National/International