“International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.”
“This year theme is Inspiring Change It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.”
– International Women’s Day (Website)
FAIR TRADE EMPOWERS WOMEN
“Fair Trade strives to help women realize their full potential and to get the respect in their communities that they deserve. Women hired on Fair Trade farms and plantations are guaranteed access to health care, certain job rights, and freedom from harassment so that women are able to play a strong role in their families and in their coops. Fair Trade certified farms have empowered women through opportunities for education, leadership roles, and scholarships so that girls can imagine a future where they can be their own boss.”
– Fair Trade USA (Website)
Fair Trade is much more than just a label on a product, it’s a movement! Seeking to empower those that have been taken advantages of or given unequal opportunities. During this weekend choose Fair Trade Products to empower women and men across the world.
Contributed by Leshaun Warner, Fair Trade Intern