“An evening exploring gender, fair trade and the ‘tipping point’ – what influences women to take action and have a lasting impact in the fair trade movement.
Gender and Fair Trade: The Story of Women Cocoa Farmers in Fair Trade Short Film (20mins)
This short film produced by Dr Roy Maconachie from Bath University at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) highlights the impacts of Fairtrade for female cocoa-producers in Ghana and illustrates the significant challenges which remain in promoting greater gender equality in agriculture.
Kwame Banson, Member and Partnership Manager of Fairtrade Africa who is featured in the film, adds: “One of the recurring, important themes in Fairtrade when we try to measure impact is to look at the issue of gender to ensure that women and men get equality in responsibilities and in the sharing of benefits.”
The short documentary will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Sabita Banerji. Panellists include Jamie Hartzell, Chair of Divine Chocolate; Rachel Wilshaw, Ethical Trade Manager for Oxfam GB; and David Finlay of the Fairtrade Foundation.
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