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Dedicated to improving the lives of women

In rural areas, where it’s often difficult to create change when it comes to gender equality, Fairtrade Associate Wardah Hasyim has dedicated her life to improving the lives of women.   A true powerhouse, she’s the perfect example of how we can #BeBoldForChange – not only does Wardah have near-endless experience in social justice and a thesis under her belt, but she also has experienced poverty first-hand. The daughter of a rice farmer, she’s been affected by conflict and has seen the effects of a world that ignores women. And she’s been passionate about change her whole life.  

BLOG: The Hunger Games

To mark World Food Day (October 16) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17), Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand explores the role of Fairtrade in achieving food security and ending hunger.

Fairtrade ANZ Chair Valentina Tripp elected to the Fairtrade International Board

Chair of the Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand Board, Valentina Tripp, was elected to the Fairtrade International Board, at the recent Fairtrade General Assembly in Bonn, Germany. This is an exciting development for Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, the Asia Pacific region and the wider Fairtrade community in helping to ensure interests of both farmers and markets in the Asia-Pacific region are well represented

Why Fairtrade can help CHOGM leaders build a true common wealth

Increasing trade between Commonwealth nations can lead to shared prosperity – but only if five key issues are prioritised.

World Health Day: Changing health outcomes one farming community at a time

As we reflect on World Health Day, consider this one story of hope.

Stepping into the limelight

Strengthening women's place in the communities where Fairtrade works begins with understanding the challenges they face. Female members of ECOOKIM, a Fairtrade certified cocoa cooperative in the Ivory Coast, are stepping up to share their stories on film. But in this project, they're not just subjects – they are producing and directing the short films.

Support Fairtrade Cocoa Farmers this Easter

Support Fairtrade cocoa farmers like Mary Appiah this Easter, by buying Fairtrade Certified chocolate eggs, bunnies and bars.

Fairtrade Coffee Project

In September, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand’s Producer Support Officer, Will Valverde, visited Timor-Leste to train members of a local Fairtrade coffee cooperative on their newly installed wet coffee mill and coffee huller. 

Fairtrade Pacific sub-network elects new board

The Fairtrade Pacific Sub-Network has successfully held its first teleconference board meeting.

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