Le commerce équitable : équitable pour les femmes? : une étude de cas dans les Andes péruviennes

Authors: Langis, Caroline
Advisor: Dagenais, HuguetteDebailleul, Guy
Abstract: The aim of fair trade is to provide an alternative to conventional international commercial relations, in terms of justice, equality and sustainable development. Sustainable development looks for a global view of development and embraces social, environmental and economic aspects. In the social area, sustainable development aims to conciliate actors’ interests, which imply paying special attention to marginalized groups to avoid an increase of existing inequalities. Taking into account that women compose a disadvantage group, what is their place in the alternative model proposed by fair trade? This paper intends to bring to light fair trade impacts on gender relations in developing countries. By one case study, it analyses the relation between a federation of Peruvian coffee cooperatives and the actors related to fair trade, in order to evaluate their influence on women’s participation in the cooperative. First, it describes the typical exclusion of women in the agricultural cooperative sector in developing countries. Then, it scrutinizes the non discrimination based on sex standard of the Fair Trade Labeling Organization (FLO), along with the concrete implementation of this demand. Lastly, this research tries to determine, from a feminist point of view, if fair trade can be considered as a tool for empowering women.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2006
Open Access Date: 12 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/19070
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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