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Voices of Fair Trade A case study of Employment in Fair Trade and its impact on women's empowerment

Johansson, Maria LU (2017) MIDM19 20171
Department of Human Geography
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Fair Trade is considered a successful alternative to traditional trade systems. The aim of this
study was to examine the impact of Fair Trade on women’s empowerment by showcasing a case study of 18 women involved in handicraft production in Nepal. The study applied a qualitative approach and semi- structured interviews as the primary method for generating data. A thematic analysis was applied to the data and findings suggest that Fair Trade significantly impacts the empowerment of the workers who participated in this study. Findings also prove

that the benefits of Fair Trade is highly dependent on context and that every individual woman
represent a unique case. Findings showcase valuable positive impacts in terms of improvements
in... (More)
Fair Trade is considered a successful alternative to traditional trade systems. The aim of this
study was to examine the impact of Fair Trade on women’s empowerment by showcasing a case study of 18 women involved in handicraft production in Nepal. The study applied a qualitative approach and semi- structured interviews as the primary method for generating data. A thematic analysis was applied to the data and findings suggest that Fair Trade significantly impacts the empowerment of the workers who participated in this study. Findings also prove

that the benefits of Fair Trade is highly dependent on context and that every individual woman
represent a unique case. Findings showcase valuable positive impacts in terms of improvements
in regards to social- and economic capital of the workers. The complexity of empowerment was
also evident as socio-cultural aspects was shown to hinder the women reach their full potential and achieve empowerment on all levels and within all dimensions. Further research is necessary to further examine the impacts of Fair Trade and the gendered dimensions playing a role in the trickle-down effect of benefits. (Less)
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Johansson, Maria LU
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organization
course
MIDM19 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
fair trade, women's empowerment, Nepal
language
English
id
8906995
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2018-03-09 11:18:37
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  abstract     = {Fair Trade is considered a successful alternative to traditional trade systems. The aim of this
study was to examine the impact of Fair Trade on women’s empowerment by showcasing a case study of 18 women involved in handicraft production in Nepal. The study applied a qualitative approach and semi- structured interviews as the primary method for generating data. A thematic analysis was applied to the data and findings suggest that Fair Trade significantly impacts the empowerment of the workers who participated in this study. Findings also prove

 that the benefits of Fair Trade is highly dependent on context and that every individual woman
represent a unique case. Findings showcase valuable positive impacts in terms of improvements
in regards to social- and economic capital of the workers. The complexity of empowerment was
also evident as socio-cultural aspects was shown to hinder the women reach their full potential and achieve empowerment on all levels and within all dimensions. Further research is necessary to further examine the impacts of Fair Trade and the gendered dimensions playing a role in the trickle-down effect of benefits.},
  author       = {Johansson, Maria},
  keyword      = {fair trade,women's empowerment,Nepal},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Voices of Fair Trade A case study of Employment in Fair Trade and its impact on women's empowerment},
  year         = {2017},
}