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A Row to Hoe

Publication Date: 

January 1, 0001

The Gender Impact of Trade Liberalization on our Food System, Agricultural Markets, and Women’s Human Rights

By Alexandra Spieldoch

This preliminary research paper fills a gap in the body of literature around food and agriculture in relation to gender. It draws together analysis of recent trends in food and agriculture from a gender perspective with the wider literature on how trade and investment have affected food security and agricultural development.

International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 111

Sexual harassment is not an illegal practice in many countries and there is shortage of national and international legislation to address this serious rights violation. Studies indicate that women often fail to report incidents to employers or courts because they are unaware of their rights, either because they have been threatened, or because they are afraid they will be punished or humiliated.

Chocolate Child Labor Poster

All the sweetness in chocolate cannot hide the bitter taste of slavery and child labor used to produce chocolate’s basic ingredient, cocoa.

Children as young as nine are tricked or sold into slavery to work on cocoa plantations in Cote d’Ivoire, where almost half of the world's

cocoa is grown. Cocoa in the U.S. is imported by companies such as Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland.

Child Labor Poster Series

ILRF's poster series highlights child labor in the supermarket and chocolate industries. In addition, one poster highlights the connection between the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and child labor.

Email laborrights [at] ilrf.org (subject: Order%20Placement%3A%20Child%20Labor%20Poster%20Series) if you would like to order durable 11x17 full color posters.

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