FAIR for ALL
FAIR for ALL will contribute to a world in which global value chains serve people and planet before profit. Where people benefit fairly from value chains. The problem the program addresses: the benefits of Global Trade have not been equally distributed. Trade rules are focused on serving commercial interests. This allows for concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few rich people, tcompanies and countries. Millions of people in developing countries haven’t benefitted from international trade. They remain in poverty, they do not earn enough to build a decent livelihood and have jobs without certainty. Globally operating companies and financial sector actors, participating in value chains, are not held accountable for their practices. Coupled with alarming new and expanding restrictions on civil society, the power of people to redesign their local, national and global economies rests on a knife edge.
Vision FAIR for ALL
Vision FAIR for ALL
Global Trade and Value Chains can be FAIR for ALL. Current inequalities and gaps between rich and poor are a consequence of political and economic choices. FAIR for ALL believes that a systemic change is needed and is within our reach. One which ensures that:
- Global Trade and Value Chains are more inclusive of women and small-scale producers.
- Private-sector abuses are stopped by better regulation.
- Tax revenues and returns are channeled back to into developing countries’ economies and social sectors.
This can be achieved with a strong, rooted and diverse civil society. In different parts of the world, citizens are already challenging the system that puts profit before people and planet. FAIR for ALL will support and strengthen civil society organizations and movements to play their diverse roles as educators, mobilizers, creators and watchdogs to make value chains and global trade fair for all.
Countries in which FAIR for ALL will be implemented
The FAIR for ALL programme will be implemented in 14 countries: Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, OPT, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Netherlands. The consortium believes large-scale impact and systemic, long-lasting change can happen through the transformation of agricultural and extractive value chains. Millions of people work in or are depend on agricultural and mineral commodaties. And many more are impacted by them through unfair competition, seasonal work, low incomes, land evictions and climate change. Supporting efforts to ensure respect for human rights and increase opportunities for women small-scale producers has the potential to uplift the livelihoods of millions of women, men, girls and boys.
FAIR for ALL will also be implemented at the Asia and Africa regional and global levels. This is to align activities and leverage influencing agendas across local, national regional and global levels.
From Mine to Market - Journey of ASM Women Miners in Kenya
The mining sector has immense potential to be a core driver of Kenya’s economic revival in the post-COVID-19 era. It would achieve a higher representation of women and gender-inclusive strategies within the sector. However, gender based violence and gender discrimination is rampant in the male dominated sector. Four partners in the FAIR for ALL program Kenya, are working on the ASM gemstones and gold mining value chains. They ensure the mine to market journey for these women results in a fair share of what they mine.
South Africa: Farmworkers demand wealth tax for the 1%
About 30 women of ‘Women on Farms’ (partner in the FAIR for ALL program), protest outside of the South African Parliament in Cape Town. They called for the introduction of a wealth tax on the country’s richest 1%, saying that the funds should be used to alleviate poverty.