You can make a difference in the lives of people in the Global South by the everyday choices you make. By purchasing Fair Trade products, such as coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, bananas, sports balls, t-shirts, you are supporting a system where producers are paid fairly, no child labour is used and environmental standards are upheld.
For the first time, there are more than 1 billion people on the planet facing chronic hunger. Making our food system work for both consumers and producers around the world is a top priority for international development organizations.
Gender and Education
Education has been declared a Universal Human Right and one of the Rights of the Child by the United Nations. It is for this reason that it’s imperative to examine, not only the importance of education, but to ask questions about why some children in the Global South don’t get to go to school, and what role gender plays in determining whose rights are denied.
One of the key development issues of this century is access to clean, safe water. Water - although a renewable resource - is increasingly threatened by industry, overuse, and privatization. Access to clean water for drinking, household use and agriculture is a critical development issue.