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World Fair Trade Day, May 12, 2007

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, 2007, is World Fair Trade Day, this years theme is "Kids Need Fair Trade,". Please take this day to think about what you buy, where it comes from, and how you are affecting the future of the worlds children. Start teaching your children today the value of fair trade, and its impact on other children all over the world. Your children are tomorrows leaders and consumers, and if they learn now the value of fair trade, then the future for millions of other children is safe hands.

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Fair Trade means a fair wage, and with a fair wage becomes so much more than just more income for a family, it is a sustainable solution. A fair wage means, better labor practices, less exploitation, a better environment, more economic freedom and helps to create more opportunitiesespecially for children.
Fair Trade means children have a chance to stay in school, for it keeps children under 18 out of the work force if it keeps them out of school, and with education comes a promise of a better future.

A fair trade community does not just allow children to go to school, but it ensures that a community is able to develop more opportunities for their children, including cleaner water, better nutrition and medical care.

Please refer back to my post, "Human Slavery Today Versus Yesterday Continued‘, on April 25th

Sweatshop Watch – Has a shopping guide
Make Trade Fair
Fairtrade Foundation
Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO)
Fair Trade Federation
Support Fair Trade
Fair Trade Resource Network
Fair Trade Federation
Global Exchange
IFAT – The international Fair Trade Association
Transfair USA
Fair Trade DC
/”>KIDS and FAIR TRADE – A Teacher's and Parent's Guide



Cassandra Clifford

Cassandra Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of Bridge to Freedom Foundation, which works to enhance and improve the services and opportunities available to survivors of modern slavery. She holds an M.A., International Relations from Dublin City University in Ireland, as well as a B.A., Marketing and A.S., Fashion Merchandise/Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cassandra has previously worked in both the corporate and charity sector for various industries and causes, including; Child Trafficking, Learning Disabilities, Publishing, Marketing, Public Relations and Fashion. Currently Cassandra is conducting independent research on the use of rape as a weapon of war, as well as America’s Pimp Culture and its Impact on Modern Slavery. In addition to her many purists Cassandra is also working to develop a series of children’s books.

Cassandra currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area, where she also writes for the Examiner, as the DC Human Rights Examiner, and serves as an active leadership member of DC Stop Modern Slavery.

Areas of Focus:
Children's Rights; Human Rights; Conflict