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    Mothers and Daughters and royal visits

    24 June 2016 by Eileen Maybin, the Fairtrade Foundation

    The Fairtrade Foundation has this year been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2016. Ahead of the Queen's Reception at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday 14 July, Eileen Maybin reflects on meeting Queen Elizabeth II herself whilst working in India 20 years ago.  

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    Meet Kady Waylie this International Women’s Day

    6 March 2015 by Martine Parry, Media and PR Manager - The Fairtrade Foundation

    Kady is one of West Africa’s 10 million cotton farmers. She and her family grow their own food, but their cash comes from growing cotton.

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    Making gender equality in supply chains business as usual

    6 March 2015 by Robin Rowe, Commercial Marketing Manager for the Fairtrade Foundation

    As we approach International Women’s Day, some might question whether we still need an official day to champion women's rights and celebrate their achievements.  But while businesses are likely to have addressed the issue of equal rights for their employees,  most organisations still have some work to do to ensure that gender equality extends right along their supply chains.

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