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  • Bertha Lopez (left) from the Danilo Gonzalez coop in La Reyna, takes part in a Fairtrade coop meeting at CECOCAFEN

    Six ways Fairtrade is empowering women

    7 March 2018 by Fairtrade International

    At Fairtrade, we continue to promote gender equality in sectors that have long been male dominated. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are six ways Fairtrade is pressing for progress and empowering women:

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  • Womens School of Leadership  Cote d Ivoire

    Opportunity for women in West Africa in the Women's School of Leadership

    3 December 2017 by Michelle Gillian

    Michelle Gillian, from the Impact Directorate at the Fairtrade Foundation, went to visit the Women’s School of Leadership school in Cote D’Ivoire to find out more about the programme and what opportunities it is bringing to women in the area.

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  • Women's School of Leadership & women cocoa farmers in the Cote d Ivoire

    What's the last thing you'd expect to see in a cocoa growing region of Cote D'Ivoire?

    27 September 2017 by Cat Rayner, Fairtrade

    For Cat Rayner, Fairtrade employee of 15 years, it was a MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra), something she sees only too frequently in her hometown of Hitchin, Hertfordshire but an unexpected sight in this part of the world. There was the dancing too, but that’s another story!

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  • Chocolate

    10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate

    10 October 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Chocolate. Milk or dark with Cornish sea salt? Behind every luscious chocolate bar and treat we devour throughout the year, there are six million people globally who depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

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    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in 2015-16

    20 July 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard? How many farmers and workers are now part of the Fairtrade movement? We round up 10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in the last year.

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  • Ivory 5

    Good morning Cote D’Ivoire

    15 January 2016 by Justin Avern, Head of Media at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Visiting Fairtrade certified co-operatives is one of the most tangible ways to connect with farmers and see first-hand the impact of Fairtrade. Visiting farmers can also provide invaluable insights into what our future work will look like. Justin Avern, Head of Media at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on his first visit to Fairtrade cocoa co-operatives in Cote D’Ivoire.

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