Every year, from the 1st to the 8th of March, we raise awareness about women’s rights to honour their vital contributions and achievements in the Fair Trade movement.
If you are a woman working for a Fair Trade Enterprise, you are four times as likely to achieve a senior management position, become CEO or join the Board than you would be working for a conventional business. Much more than this: if you are a woman working or producing for a Fair Trade Enterprise, you will be recognised, you will be counted, your rights will be respected, you will be visible and your voice will be heard.
Fair Trade Enterprises have gender justice at the heart of what they do, believing that we will never achieve sustainable development if women’s full potential is not realised.
During this week, we as WFTO want to amplify the voices of women artisans, farmers, and workers who play a crucial role in shaping a more equitable and sustainable global economy. By highlighting their stories and successes, we aim to inspire positive change in communities and enterprises worldwide.
Read more about how Fair Trade Enterprises are changing the economy with women by clicking here: