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Pink, Purple, & Fair: Women’s Issues in October

October is dedicated to raising awareness of two afflictions primarily affecting women:  breast cancer and domestic violence. But raising awareness of an even larger issue affecting women also takes place this month.  October is Fair Trade Month. What’s the connection between women and fair trade?  It’s the fact that women are the majority of the […]

Fair Trade Tackles Human Trafficking

Of the many issues that fair trade tries to address, the most barbaric is human trafficking.  A $32 billion industry, it’s the second largest illegal trade in the world, drugs being the first. The International Labor Organization estimates there are 2.4 million people lured into forced labor of some sort.  It takes many forms, from […]