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Empowering women through fair trade? Lessons from Asia

Hutchens, Anna


Fair Trade is promoted as a system of trade that empowers women producers. Yet there is little empirical evidence with which to evaluate this claim. To what extent are women empowered through Fair Trade? While some suggest that focusing on handicrafts would advance the goal of women's empowerment, an analysis of the Fair Trade craft industry from the perspective of Asian craft producer networks reveals two key obstacles: fair trade's 'charity' approach to the craft sector, which reinforces...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Third World Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2010.488477


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