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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

Economic Empowerment

Assistant Programme Director for Economic Empowerment – Rayner Rees

Raynor Rees - web

 

Fairtrade and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Rayner Rees, has written a report on how Fair Trade is contributing towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

It includes a link to a petition calling for the UK Government to make a public commitment that our future trade deals and business policies will tackle global poverty by delivering a fair deal to farmers and workers in developing countries.

Try using Fair Trade products at home and tell your work colleagues about them.

Read report on Fair Trade.

The Fair Trade petition to Prime Minister Teresa May asking her to make public commitment that our future trade deals
and business policies will tackle global poverty by delivering a fair deal to farmers and workers in developing countries was signed by over 50,000 people, and was delivered to Teresa May on 1 December 2017.  A response is awaited.

See Fairtrade Foundation Website re petition.

 

Economic Empowerment

As we know women and girls are more likely to experience poverty, poor health, and increased vulnerability to sexual violence due to natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, storms, droughts, and man-made disasters such as wars and terrorism.  Research has proved that by advancing women’s economic status the proportion of people affected by disasters reduces those affected as these women are able to respond quickly and more directly.

View the document here