Globally, women and children are more vulnerable than their male, adult counterparts. Women and young people in tea communities are particularly vulnerable, due to cultural norms in many tea-producing countries, poverty and gender-biased workplaces. Gender-based violence, child trafficking and child marriage are all evident in tea communities.
Our work focuses on:
- Creating empowered, safe communities.
- Ensuring equal opportunities for women and young people.
We work with tea communities using participatory approaches and community development fora to give tea workers a voice; we work with tea companies to provide expertise and guidance on gender transformative practices, ensuring that women and children have access to resources and opportunities; and we partner with organisations who share tried-and-tested approaches to tackle inequality in tea communities. Please contact us if you are interested in partnering.