She Deserves: the Story of Chocolate with Jackie Kay and Leocadie Voho images

She Deserves: the Story of Chocolate with Jackie Kay and Leocadie Voho

Date: Saturday 29 February 2020

Location: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

Time: 10:30 – 13:00. Fairtrade refreshments will be available on arrival at 10.30 with talks starting promptly at 11.00. There will be no entry after 11.00. Early arrival recommended to secure your seat.

Organised by: Edinburgh Fairtrade City in partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation and the Scottish Fair Trade Forum. 

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She Deserves Fairtrade: the story of chocolate 

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and stand in solidarity with the women behind our chocolate by joining us at this very special (free!) panel event featuring:

• Adjoa Andoh, actress, director and patron of the Fairtrade Foundation.
• Jackie Kay CBE, poet, novelist, Scots Makar.
• Twimukye Macline Mushaka, Senior Fieldwork Development Officer, the Poverty Alliance.
• Amy Oroko, Sustainability Manager, Matthew Algie Coffee.
• Leocadie Voho, cocoa producer, CAPEDIG Fairtrade cocoa cooperative (Côte d’Ivoire).

After the talks, there will be a chance for you to meet the panellists and find out more about Fairtrade and the Edinburgh Fairtrade City group over chocolate refreshments and Fairtrade tea/coffee.

This event is part of the Fairtrade Fortnight “She Deserves” campaign that aims to highlight the stories of the women farmers behind the £4 billion UK chocolate industry who are, against the odds, becoming role models and successful businesswomen in their local communities in West Africa.

Our guest speaker from Côte d’Ivoire, Leocadie Voho, will tell us about her journey to becoming a leader in her community and the difference that Fairtrade has made.

Leocadie’s talk will be set against a broader discussion on gender equality across all sectors of society, with our inspirational panellists discussing the importance of ensuring women’s stories are told, their voices heard and their experiences understood.

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