Fairtrade fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is here! Our Fairtrade visitors were denied visas to travel – read on for how you can help lobby MPs about this issue, as well as events around the country from Fairtrade feasts, tea breaks and public talks to markets, school assemblies and seminars where we will be talking about how Fairtrade supports Palestinian community resilience.

We were so looking forward to welcoming Palestinian Fairtrade producer Bassema Barahmeh and Canaan Fair Trade marketing assistant Lamis Zamzam on their first visit to the UK this week for a packed schedule of talks, trainings and presentations.

The events had been organised under a SUSY-funded project highlighting the social and solidarity economy, in partnership with Think GlobalWaterford One World Centre and the Cooperative College.

However, at the last minute their visas have been denied on the grounds of their insufficient personal income and lack of family dependents to prove sufficient ‘ties to their home country’.   READ MORE

 

Bassema and Lamis introduce themselves to the people they would have been meeting on their Fairtrade Fortnight tour

 

 

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