“These are the women of the fair trade movement … this is the fair trade story.”
“These movies took me back to my life once upon a time … some women talked about the feelings I had.”
These are some of the thoughts shared by the audience who saw the documentaries produced in India at the WFTO Conference. You can find these documentaries under the project’s page.
If you are interested in Fair Trade and especially in women’s economic empowerment then stay with us. We are talking about a project that shows how women producing for Fair Trade markets can change their lives and build a better world for the next generation. We are assembled in Mombasa as a group of organisations from five countries in two continents that represent grass roots producers and the marketing organisations who provide support and linkages to the Fair Trade market. Continue reading
Fair Trade for a Common Good is the theme of the World Fair Trade Organisation, (WFTO) conference that begins today 22nd May, 2011. The last conference was held in Kathmandu, Nepal in May 2009 and that is where we first came together as the country networks of five countries from Africa and Asia. Our goal was to show that being organised in collective forms of enterprise for market access leads to women’s economic empowerment. We are here, as women producers and the Fair Trade organisations that provide the link to Fair Trade and mainstream markets, as a testimony to the results. Continue reading
Watch the presentaion
Demonstrating that women in informal employment, organized in groups, are able to engage with domestic and global markets, sustain themselves in hard times, and transform their lives.
Project Objectives & Methodology
Fair Trade for Women Producers is one element of a global project that works with different sectors of informal workers. The Fair Trade for Women Producers project has the following objectives: Continue reading