Women in tea and coffee
Where are we now
Some of our projects
Women and girls in Assam
Women living and working on large tea estates can be exposed to significant risks, some of which can threaten their safety and wellbeing. We’re working with the Ethical Tea Partnership and UNICEF to address some of the systemic challenges facing women on the tea estates of Assam.
Women and human rights
Sowing the seeds of change
Simple tools like sewing machines can make a real difference to women’s lives in rural Uganda. We're working closely with our suppliers there to provide female coffee farmers the opportunity to improve their livelihoods by helping them gain access to training in basic financial and business management skills coupled with practical training in tailoring.
Sewing the seeds of change
Why do we do it?
Gender equality is a fundamental human right. Investing in women accelerates social and economic progress.
In East Africa, female farmers account for 70% of agriculture labour, but only access 15% of income.
Economic and social discrimination against women puts them at risk of exploitation and gender-based violence.