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Fairtrade draws attention to the gender pay gap in chocolate

The Fairtrade Foundation launches a campaign to shine a light on the exploitation experienced by women farmers. It calls on companies to pay living incomes to cocoa farmers by 2030 to meet the UN’s Global Goals to end poverty.

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New research from the Fairtrade Foundation reveals a large group of women are being left behind by the chocolate industry. Data shows women could be struggling on just 23p a day, well below the extreme poverty line of £1.40. The Foundation are calling on the UK Government and chocolate companies to join the Alliance on Living Incomes in Cocoa, a new international initiative. 

The research is released during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Read the full report and more about the campaign.

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