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TAKE ACTION: Speak Up for Women Cocoa Farmers


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Beverly
- 474 days ago - behindthebrands.org
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Beverly M. (84)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:38 pm
Chocolate is a $100 billion industry – but most cocoa farmers live on less than $2 a day. And the women working on cocoa farms have it the hardest. The women who grow and pick the cocoa that big chocolate companies put in their products deserve better: better pay, fair treatment, opportunities for training, the chance to own the land they work, and more.

 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:57 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (503)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:10 pm
Signed.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:04 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Stuart Thomas (510)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:42 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you, Beverly, for the posting.
 

Frans Badenhorst (553)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:17 pm
Thank you for taking action Frans.

Together, we’re standing up for women working on cocoa farms and pushing the big chocolate companies to put policies in place so women have equal pay, fairer treatment, opportunities for training, the chance to own the land they work, and more.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:51 pm
Signing too
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (388)
Friday June 14, 2013, 4:29 am
Noted and signed.
 

Judy C. (107)
Friday June 14, 2013, 4:37 am
That was interesting. Thanks Beverly.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday June 14, 2013, 5:29 am

Thank you for taking action Kit.

Together, we’re standing up for women working on cocoa farms and pushing the big chocolate companies to put policies in place so women have equal pay, fairer treatment, opportunities for training, the chance to own the land they work, and more.
 

Natasha Salgado (531)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:10 am
Done!
 

Pogle S. (88)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:24 am
Noted & Joined! :-)
 

Jeaneen A. (135)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:25 am
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:35 am
noted + signed
 

Jennifer Bender (5)
Friday June 14, 2013, 10:07 am
Everyone deserves an equal opportunity and fair pay. These women may live in the so-called 3rd world and the cost of living is low but they deserve more than $2 a day! The amount of money the cocoa industry rakes in is insane. There is no reason they can't be paying the cocoa farmers better and without raising product pricing. I'm not entirely sure how much the farmers are getting from the company's chocolate I eat most but I know it is at least fair trade. Even if I do have to pay more so that these farmers receive better wages and conditions, I will.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday June 14, 2013, 2:59 pm
action sent
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 3:20 pm
Completed.....my companies were a great disappointment......I'm surprised and in some instances, shocked!!
Will be calling these companies......Thank you !!!!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 4:16 pm
Ty
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Friday June 14, 2013, 5:16 pm
Signed Bev Thank you
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Friday June 14, 2013, 11:42 pm
Equal pay for equal work period. All the companies are not doing enough sooo disappointing
 

Sharon Davidson (348)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:51 pm
thank you
 

Mary T. (302)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:29 pm
Thank you Beverly good information
 

Maricruz Lopez (71)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 11:12 am
S & S
 

Yvonne F. (175)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 10:23 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Beverly
 
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