International Women's Day 2017

International Women’s Day
8 March 2017

Fair Trade fosters decent work and gender equality.

What are your fair chances at work? We ask this question on the occasion of the International Women’s Day observance to remind us all that there are still many women in economic activities who continue to suffer discrimination and unequal treatment at workplaces.[1] According to UN Women, when women work, economies grow. But if women continue to be treated unequally they are denied to make concrete economic contribution.

Fair Trade, through its principles, ensures women and men receive fair treatment and equal chances at workplaces. On women’s day, WFTO and Oxfam Magasins du Monde would like to tell you stories of fair chances at work to raise awareness on decent work and gender equality at workplaces.

Follow us on social media to learn more of these stories. #fairchancesatwork

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7 March 20017, Culemborg, The Netherlands - The fight for gender equality at workplaces is far from over. The recent reports by UN Women show that women in economic activities continue to suffer various forms of discrimination and unequal treatment. They also highlight that their labour force participation has stagnated[1]. This reality has mobilised the Fair Trade movement to a renewed call to action to fight, harder this time, for the rights of women, especially those engaged in economic activities.