Contact
Streaming
Map
 
Enriching lives

Women & Fairtrade

Home » News » Women & Fairtrade
AMC Fairtrade image
AMC Fairtrade 3

In March there were several celebratory days for Women, most notably, Mothering Sunday, Women's World Day of Prayer and International Women's Day.
Fairtrade also plays its part in empowering women and reducing discrimination. Through funds made available from premium payments, women are educated in how to lead and develop as entrepreneurs. Fairtrade organisations and payment systems also help to break down inequalities, and challenge gender patterns and stereotypes.

Let's give thanks for

  • the power that Fairtrade has to change the world of individuals, families and communities.
  • the opportunities we each have to buy Fairtrade and thereby help support those changes.
  • the improved education, utilities and life styles available to Fairtrade producers.
  • the increased awareness of Fairtrade goods and improved sales.
  • decision-making in supermarket chains, where some are showing mixed actions to retaining the Fairtrade label, while others have introduced or added Fairtrade ranges or ingredients to products.
  • those who help add to the fight against poverty through trade by seeking out Fairtrade items.

    popular recent storiesAlso in the news

    Thought For
    Frankie Fisher: Tue 20 Apr 5:00am

    The promise from God to bless us is Frankie's topic for today, with the help of Psalm 67, verses 6-7.6 The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. 7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear...

    Thought For
    Arthur Sara: Mon 19 Apr 5:00am

    Arthur begins this week's theme of promises from God, by this 8th verse from the 85th Psalm about giving us peace.8 I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants-- but let them not turn to...

    Thought For
    Rev. Richard Atkinson: Sat 17 Apr 5:00am

    Richard shares some thoughts on moments of glory, helped by this passage from Isaiah 60:1-7.The Glory of Zion1 "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness...