WFTO celebrates the 2015 International Women’s Day with women change makers. This year we asked women fair traders to share their thoughts about their work, achievements, the challenges they encounter as women fair traders, and how their work influenced themselves and other women. What we learned from these women is that it does not take extraordinary power for a woman to make a difference to herself, to other women or to her community. They have one thing in common, though, the drive to see change happen.
After almost a year since the brutal killing of Philippine fair traders Romeo Capalla and Dioniso Garete, no suspect has been brought to justice. Relatives and colleagues of the victims are demanding government authorities for swift action.
PRICE Projects recently attended a meeting on social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Europe with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The one-day meeting discussed the current status, challenges and perspective of SSE in Europe. The gathering took place in the European Parliament building in Brussels last 26 February.
WFTO members who participated in the recent Ambiente 2015 Fair went home with good potential business deals after meeting several prospective buyers during the event. WFTO President Rudi Dalvai, who was present at the fair, said it was an experience that should be repeated with more WFTO members participating.
WFTO is proud to announce that three of its members recently joined the list of Fair Trade Guaranteed Members.
Check out Fair Trade products of WFTO members on display at Ambiente 2015 Fair in Frankfurt, Germany from 13 to 17 February 2015. Fifteen (15) WFTO members from Africa, Asia and Latin America are participating in Germany’s biggest trade fair, which will take place at Messe Frankfurt.
Check out also the WFTO stand situated at the entrance of Hall 10.1 of Messe Frankfurt. Our staff at the stand will be happy to assist you in locating our members at the fair, and to give out information about WFTO.
We are happy to inform you that we have received positive confirmation from the invited guests to speak during the 2015 WFTO Conference in Milan. Find below brief descriptions of the confirmed speakers.
Please note: WFTO conference programme (including workshops topics and schedule) will follow soon. Watch this space for more conference updates.
For those who have not registered, kindly register here http://bit.ly/WFTO_MilanReg
Franciscus VanderHoff Boersma
WFTO is excited to see that Fair Trade is gaining progress in South Korea. Last year, the Asian conference of the WFTO was hosted by our Korean partners. WFTO members attending the conference got a glimpse of the exciting development in the country.
Fair Trade advocates in Seoul are busy working with their local authorities to make Seoul a Fair Trade City! Watch their video below: