This book presents data and addresses significant issues on gender and alcohol in eight low and middle income countries where such data are often not available. The book is a product of the multinational collaborative project on "Gender, Alcohol and Culture: an International Study" (GENACIS). GENACIS was funded by the European Commission, the U.S. National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), the Swiss Office of Education and Science, the German Federal Ministry of Public Health.