Boyowa Roberts, our Gender Focal Coordinator at Oxfam in Nigeria, sent us this story last week.
The biggest chocolate maker in the world, Mondelēz International, has agreed to take steps to address inequality facing women in their cocoa supply chains following pressure from consumers as part of the international aid agency Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign.
An investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestle purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.
The companies that make your favorite chocolate bars are not doing much to support the women who grow and pick cocoa for them. You can change this.
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Louise Hancock, Oxfam's Afghanistan policy officer, said:
“It’s been another conference of flowery speeches: big on rhetoric and short on substance.
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