Women Empowering Women 2012 “Stimulating Women Empowerment Through Social Entrepreneurship”


When In Manila, the World Fair Trade Organization ASIA (WFTO ASIA), in cooperation with WFTO Philippines, Foundation for a Sustainable Society, lnc. (FSSI) Freeset Fair Trade and When In Manila, is proud to bring you WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN 2012. This event will mark WFTO ASIA’s 2nd Women’s Day celebration with the theme of “Stimulating Women Empowerment through Social Entrepreneurship”. Enjoy a day filled with inspiring talks from key women figures in Philippine society on social entrepreneurship and women’s organizations.


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The event will feature the Philippine screening of “Calcutta Hilton”, a widely acclaimed documentary that tells the story of a Fair Trade organization (Freeset) and the work they have done for the women trapped in the sex trade in Kolkata India. The film was set in Sonagacchi, the largest, infamous sex district in Kolkata, with more than 10,000 women trafficked from Bangladesh, Nepal and rural India. The film highlights the role played by social entrepreneurs/Fair Trade organizations in providing livelihood opportunities for women trapped in situations such as sex trafficking.


The plight of women is apparent not only in these countries, but in the Philippines as well. An inspiring talk by empowered women in social entrepreneurship will share their experiences, their advocacies and the work that they have done for the women in the country. A product showcase of their products and an exhibit of women Fair Trade organizations will also be part of the event where you can also buy Fair Trade products and meet the producers behind these items.


Kindly RSVP by emailing us at womenempoweringwomen2012@gmail.com or call us at +(632) 4152219. Preregistration is highly encouraged. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/WFTOASIA.



World Fair Trade Organization ASIA (WFTO ASIA) is a consortium of producers and marketing and development organizations in the Asia Pacific region, committed in enabling disadvantaged producers to improve their livelihoods through Fair Trade by linking, promoting, and protecting the integrity of Fair Trade organizations, and speaking out for greater trade justice in world trade. The organization is currently present in 18 countries in ASIA, with over 150 members.




Women Empowering Women 2012: “Stimulating Women Empowerment Through Social Entrepreneurship”

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