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  • Fairtrade Divine Empowering Women chocolate bar - Dark Hazelnut (full size)

    Divine Women

    11 May 2018 by Fairtrade Foundation

    2018 has seen the return of Divine Chocolate’s Empowering Women bar. Find out how this bar of chocolate helps women cocoa growers in Ghana.

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  • Fairtrade Olive Oil and Maftoul Producer Bassema Barahmeh

    Supporting Palestinian farmers through unique challenges

    10 May 2018 by Zaytoun

    Meet Zaytoun. Founded in 2004 its aim was to create a market for fairly traded Palestinian produce and to reinvest profits back into supporting Palestinian producers.

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  • Zongo supplies Fairtrade shea nuts for a women-led cooperative in West Africa

    The ‘Shea’ Strength of Women’s Union

    9 May 2018 by Shared Interest

    Shared Interest lends money on fair terms, investing not to make people rich but to enrich the lives of others. Find out how they are making a difference to a women-led shea butter co-operative in West Africa.

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  • Fairtrade farmer in Norandino, Peru

    Did the Commonwealth Summit live up to its promise

    4 May 2018 by Helen Dennis

    The much-anticipated Commonwealth Summit (or ‘CHOGM’) recently took place in London and Windsor – the largest gathering of world leaders ever hosted in the UK.

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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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    Mothers and Daughters and royal visits

    24 June 2016 by Eileen Maybin, the Fairtrade Foundation

    The Fairtrade Foundation has this year been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2016. Ahead of the Queen's Reception at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday 14 July, Eileen Maybin reflects on meeting Queen Elizabeth II herself whilst working in India 20 years ago.  

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  • Cotton Kady Waylie

    Meet Kady Waylie this International Women’s Day

    6 March 2015 by Martine Parry, Media and PR Manager - The Fairtrade Foundation

    Kady is one of West Africa’s 10 million cotton farmers. She and her family grow their own food, but their cash comes from growing cotton.

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    Making gender equality in supply chains business as usual

    6 March 2015 by Robin Rowe, Commercial Marketing Manager for the Fairtrade Foundation

    As we approach International Women’s Day, some might question whether we still need an official day to champion women's rights and celebrate their achievements.  But while businesses are likely to have addressed the issue of equal rights for their employees,  most organisations still have some work to do to ensure that gender equality extends right along their supply chains.

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