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168 million child workers: we must work with communities to stop exploitation

12 June 2016

by Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor on Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a...

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Belize sugar cane farmers aim to be “best in class” for protecting children and young people

10 March 2016

When independent auditors found evidence of underage children working during school hours  on two Fairtrade sugar cane farms in Belize, they took swift action, suspending their certification and issuing corrective action to...

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Children’s Involvement in West African Cocoa Production: Supporting Farmer Organizations to Lead

04 August 2015

The 2013/2014 Survey Research on Child Labour in West African Cocoa-Growing Areas released last week by the Tulane University shows that child labour in cocoa production is on the rise in West Africa. According to the new...

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When going to school is too dangerous, kids are kept in child labour

12 June 2015

An opinion piece by Anita Sheth, senior advisor, social compliance and development, Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on CNN.com on June 11, 2015 and is reproduced with their kind permission. "Be...

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Bringing the School to the Mountains

26 March 2015

Scholarship project builds on success of previous partnership to bring educational opportunities to remote areas of Guatemala and help cooperatives improve their management at the same time.

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Listening to Girls

10 October 2014

Girls and boys are at the centre of Fairtrade’s efforts to confront child labour in producer communities. Before Fairtrade conducts trainings on child labour prevention, we hold focus groups with school-going children to hear...

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A Fairtrade liaison officer conducts a training with sugar farmers in Paraguay.

Fairtrade Farmers Gear Up to Address Child Labour

11 June 2014

Caroline Hickson, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Fairtrade International, writes of a recent trip to Paraguay to attend a training with Fairtrade sugar farmers. This year the International Labour...

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