Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

VIDEOS: 10 Things We (Heart) About Global Exchange

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st September, 2011 | No Comments

kylieGet a behind-the-scenes look at why Global Exchange staffers love what they do!
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A Bitter Tasting Anniversary

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 19th September, 2011 | No Comments

child labor cocoa industryThis week marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol – an agreement by the country’s largest chocolate companies, including Hershey’s, committing to put an end to forced child labor on cocoa farms in West Africa by 2005. The Protocol pledged to develop and implement voluntary standards to certify cocoa produced without the “worst forms of child labor,” (defined according to the International Labor Organization’s Convention 182). Ten years later, no progress has been made.
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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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Just Announced: Ben & Jerry to Emcee Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 9th May, 2011 | No Comments

emceeBen & Jerry’s Co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield graced us with their presence at our annual Human Rights Awards Gala last year, but this year they will actually emcee the event, so those who attend are in for an extra sweet treat!
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Highlights and Headlines from 2010

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 4th January, 2011 | No Comments

DSCN11712011 is finally here. So now seems as good a time as any to take stock of everything we’ve accomplished in the past year, to draw together our challenges and victories and lay them out there for you to see. Since there isn’t space enough to showcase everything, we’ve selected a few of our favorite highlights from 2010 to share with you:
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Meet Xander Wells, a Little Person Who Thinks Big

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 20th December, 2010 | 1 Comment

RTTThe next in our Open World series, today you’ll meet Xander Wells, a young Fair Trade activist showing by example how to open eyes, hearts and minds.
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You’re Invited: Holiday Party at Global Exchange Stores

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 1st December, 2010 | No Comments

2006.05.06-001We’re inviting all Global Exchange members to join us for a Fair Trade Store Holiday Celebration! We’ll be staying open late for one night only to give members the chance to shop for gifts that make a difference while enjoying refreshments and mingling with like minded people.
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VIDEO: “Giving Thanks” to Social Justice Activists

Posted by in Donor Profiles, Fair Trade, Featured on 24th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

GX-staff-thanks8 days, 8 “Giving Thanks” blog posts led up to this video. The posts and video highlight individuals chosen by Global Exchange staff members who are contributing to our social justice work in some way. So please join us in recognizing those special individuals who are helping to make this world a better place, and hope you enjoy our video. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Giving Thanks Part 6: Fair Trade Customers Spend Wisely

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 21st November, 2010 | No Comments

polaroid-custiesThis is Part 6 in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, a Global Exchange exclusive highlighting individuals (chosen by Global Exchange staff members) who are contributing to our social justice work in some way. Today we thank our Fair Trade customers, a not forgotten force who help to empower & support Fair Trade artisans around the world.
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Giving Thanks Part 5: Equal Exchange, Partnering to Raise Fair Trade Awareness

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 19th November, 2010 | No Comments

thankyou-eeToday as Part 5 in the Giving Thanks series, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign Director Adrienne Fitch-Frankel thanks Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative based in Massachusetts, for stepping up to support something that started as just a little idea and has grown exponentially since.
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