International Women's Day—WHAT ARE YOUR FAIR CHANCES AT WORK?

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Enabling dedicated Fair Trade organisations in Asia to deliver Fair Trade and to seek greater equity in international trade

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WFTO 10 Principles of Fair Trade

WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organisations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld.

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Fair Trade

"Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade Organizations, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade." -FINE

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Translation of 10 Fair Trade Principles

Translating the 10 Fair Trade principles into languages throughout Asia is a key initiative of WFTO-Asia. So far our members have translated the principles into the following languages: Bengali, Tamil, Kanda, Hindi, Bahasa, Lao, Mandarin, Nepali, Tagalog, Korean, Singhala, Thai, and Vietnamese. Photo Credit: PODIE, Sri Lanka

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Building Capacity for Gender Equity

The WFTO-Asia team is excited to announce a series of gender training sessions which will be available in downloadable version at the end of February 2017 . The four-module online course, titled ... read more
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2016 End of the Year Letter

As 2016 comes to a conclusion, we at WFTO-Asia are reflecting on the journey of the past year. We are proud to say we it was a good year for Fair Trade in Asia and the statistics can attest to this. WFTO ... read more
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Call for Most Significant Change Stories

In 2017, with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, WFTO-Asia will be documenting and publishing six stories from six member countries based on the Most Significant Changes ... read more
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Letter from the Director

This year’s Asia Fair Trade Summit  (Oct.19th-22nd) was held at the beautiful Eco Sampran Riverside Resort. Thank you to everyone who came and made this event a massive success. Fair Trade Organisations ... read more
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Natural Dyes the Asia Fair Trade Summit

Authors: Emily Lush of Wander-Lush and WFTO-Asia   As part of last October’s Asia Fair Trade Summit the talented ladies from Bangladesh’s Aranya Studio, Lamorna Cheesman of Studio Naenna, and Jamjit ... read more