Yesterday was the official launch day for the Oxfam report on Emerging Good Practice: Women’s Rights in the Cocoa Sector and we are asking you to read it and spread the word!
The aim of the paper is to facilitate deeper discussion and exchange across the sector. In Cote d’Ivoire 68% of cocoa workers are women, yet they only earn 21% of the income. In Côte d’Ivoire and elsewhere women cocoa farmers are too often unrecognized and undervalued.
Through deepening discussion between companies and profiling emerging good practice, Oxfam hopes that stakeholders can better support women farmers in cocoa value chains. This is important both for the health of the cocoa supply chain as well as to ensure that women enjoy their right to meet their full potential and benefit equally from economic activity in their communities.
The full report can be found here.