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Adivasi women farmers, Nilgiri hills, India.

5 things you didn’t know about Fairtrade

Posted in Blog 4 years 9 months ago

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 23rd February - 8th March. Fairtrade is all about better prices, improved working conditions and fairer trade laws for farmers and workers. Here’s five things you (probably) didn't know about Fairtrade.

A woman sits in front of her ruined home in a fishing village in India

Ten years ago on 26 December 2004, tens of thousands of people lost their lives in what has been described as ‘the deadliest tsunami in history.’I spoke with two of our team who were part of the frontline response, both on the ground in Sri Lanka and heading up the tsunami appeal here in London.

Muriel's sponsored child Sureshi, 7, from India

Today, the Black Friday discounts send consumers into a Christmas shopping frenzy. Meanwhile, ActionAid supporter and French Yummy Mummy blogger, Muriel Demarcus, tells us how reading her sponsored child's letter reminded her that Christmas is not all about what you want, but rather what you can give.

Sushama is a member of her village's emergency response committee in India

Cyclone Phailin laid waste to India's Odisha coast in October 2013. Naba Kishor Pujari from ActionAid India reports on how local women have been at the centre of the emergency response.

The Beti Utsav festivities celebrate the birth of girls in India

The last couple of weeks have seen some huge developments in the campaign to end female foeticide in India (the practice of aborting baby girls because of the huge desire to have sons).

Young activists join with ActionAid in India to protest violence perpetrated on women and girls

News of the horrific gang rape and death by hanging of two so-called ‘low caste’ girls - 14 and 15 year old cousins from the Dalit community in Uttar Pradesh, northern India shows how vulnerable the poorest women and girls in India still are to violent sexual attack.