Fair Trade in Sri Lanka. Overview of Fair trade Economic Situation in Sri Lanka Comparing Fair Trade and Non- Fair Trade Conditions in Sri Lanka The Way.

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Fair Trade in Sri Lanka </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Overview of Fair trade Economic Situation in Sri Lanka Comparing Fair Trade and Non- Fair Trade Conditions in Sri Lanka The Way Forward: Ethical and Social Trade </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> History of Fair Trade 1946: Self Help Crafts began buying needlework from Puerto Rico. Simultaneously SERRV International began to trade with poor communities in the South. 1950: In Europe Fair Trade dates back to the 1950s when Oxfam UK started selling crafts made by Chinese refugees in Oxfam shops. 1958: The first formal "Fair Trade" shop which sold these and other items opened in 1958 in the USA. Parallel activities were taking place in the Netherlands. 1996: Fair Trade in Malta </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> What does Fair Trade offer? Gives payment of a fair price Involves producer groups in decision making Protects the rights of children and women Ensures the health and safety of workers Preserves and promotes traditional arts and crafts Promotes Education Creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers Involves transparency and accountability Encourages better environmental practices </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Work by Fair Trade Organizations 1. Selling of fair traded good: A. Organising Producers and B. Marketing their products. 2. Awareness Raising: Educate people about injustice in trade and the effects of such injustice, e.g. Taste the World 3. Lobby Work: Lobby international fora, communicating the message trade not aid, e.g. StoPoverty 4. Standards in trade: Assure that the conditions of workers are up to the correct standards. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Non-Fair Trade Coco-Fibre Twining </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Health Hazardous Working Environment </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Dangerous Work </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> No gender Equality </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Non-existent involvement in Decision Making </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> No work guaranteed after 4 weeks Unfair payment for their hard work </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Poor Housing Conditions for the Factory Workers </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Unfair distribution of income </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Fair Trade Coco-Fibre Twinning by Siyath Foundation </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Women are given entrepreneurship opportunities </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Healthy and safe working environment </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> No Dangerous Tools Tools given by Siyath Foundation </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Acceptable Housing Conditions </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Help for the community Promoting Education </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Celebration of Womans Day 8 th March 2005 Under the theme of We rise together Siyath foundation organized a march and a rally attended by around 2000 women. </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Third Month Commemoration of Death Traditional religious customs: the chanting of Buddhist Suttas (hymns) was undertaken throughout the night followed by the morning meal offered to priests. Buddhists believe that by such action we many transfer merit to our dear dead ones so that they mill be spared of such gruesome deaths through out their Sansaric life. </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Fair Trade in Trade Craft by Gospel House Encourages good environmental practices using albizia wood </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Safe Working Environment Creates opportunities to unemployed youths </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> Provides support consultancies and commercial contacts to partner producers. </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> Promoting Tradition Arts and Crafts Development of products designs </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> Creates opportunities for different ethnic and religious groups to work together Encourages female leadership </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> Tsunami Relief Support Distribution of goods as from December 2004 </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> Children given school uniforms Donation of 20 Coco Twine Spinning Machines Provided stock of undergarments for 120 women and young girls </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> Foundation of CRUF in February 2005 Construction of Fishing Canoes Provided seed money for Cement Brick making Machines </li> </ul>


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