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  • Member Producer Cecelia Appianim - Credit: Divine Chocolate

    #Stand4Fairness with Divine Chocolate

    17 April 2018 by Jason from the World Fair Trade Challenge Team

    International Fairtrade Day is now less than a month away on May 12, and we here at Fairtrade America are getting ready to celebrate and #Stand4Fairness by highlighting some of our favorite partners. This week, we’re being inspired by Divine Chocolate, a company that has been making superb chocolate and empowering women for over two decades.

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  • Pressing for Progress on Gender Equality

    Six Ways Fairtrade is Pressing for Progress on Gender Equality

    7 March 2018 by Eric Fichtl, Fairtrade International

    At Fairtrade, we continue to promote gender equality in sectors that have long been male-dominated.

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    Celebrating Day of the Girl Child

    10 October 2017 by Paty Villarán, CLAC Network

    Young girls in developing and least-developed countries often grow up in communities where gender discrimination is prominent and child labor can be widespread. Efforts by local Fairtrade cooperatives and other organizations are helping empower young girls to develop and face their challenges themselves.

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  • Panda flowers

    Leveling the ground for women in Kenya’s flower industry

    10 May 2017 by Fairtrade America

    This Mother’s Day, Fairtrade is proud to celebrate mothers everywhere. Today we shine a spotlight on Rosemary Achieng, a mother of three who is also a supervisor at a Kenyan flower farm. Look for Fairtrade products as you shop for your mother this year!


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  • Women Coffee Farmers in Kenya

    Ok, Ladies, Now Let’s Talk Caffeination!

    6 March 2017 by Kathleen McCoy, Events and Communications Assistant Manager

    How your morning coffee can help support female workers globally

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  • be my rose flowers

    Release: Fairtrade Flowers from Ecuador Direct to Your Door

    27 January 2017 by Kyle Freund, Media Manager, Fairtrade America

    This Valentine’s Day, love unconventionally with Be My Rose's Fairtrade flowers.

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  • rural women

    A Salute to Rural Women

    14 October 2016 by Kyle Freund, Digital Content Manager

    Women play a large role in global agriculture and often don’t receive the full benefits of their work. For International Day of Rural Women, we feature three Fairtrade farmers and their important work.

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  • Hands holding coffee beans

    Guest Blog: Toward More a Balanced Coffee

    19 April 2016 by Mark Overly, President, Kaladi Coffee Roasters

    Mark Overly of Kaladi Coffee Roasters in Denver, Colorado, has been working in coffee for over 28 years. In his travels, he has witnessed the effects that gender imbalances can have on communities; but also the transformative nature of extending opportunities to all. Ensuring that women and men have access to the same opportunities is key to greater gender equality.

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  • Finding common ground

    Finding Common Ground

    30 March 2016 by Margot Conover, Outreach & Events Manager, Fairtrade America

    In our globalized economy, we’re all part of one enormous food system affected by many of the same forces. Whether you’re a single parent on food stamps or a coffee farmer in Tanzania, we all face challenges around food security and access to healthy, sustainably-produced food.

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    Behind the Petal

    8 March 2016 by Tsitsi Choruma, Chief Operating Officer at Fairtrade Africa and Senior Advisor on Gender

    Gender inequality is often seen as just a women's issue, but it is much more. It's about power balances between men and women, it's about discrimination, and it's about changing perceptions.

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