Global safeguarding with Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand (Fairtrade ANZ) advocates for better working conditions and improved terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries, and more specifically in the Pacific. This means supporting the development of farming and worker communities to have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work.
Fairtrade ANZ engaged Child Wise to build capacity across the organisation around child safeguarding, preventing child labour and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
We provided tailored training to the specific needs of Fairtrade ANZ on child safeguarding strategies, including donor requirements. The training content was also linked to the Fairtrade ANZ protection policy and code of conduct, with connections made to the specific areas of Fairtrade ANZ’s work.
In March 2021, we were proud to continue our partnership with Fairtrade ANZ to deliver child safeguarding strategies training in Fiji. Our bespoke one-day training program was designed to give Fairtrade Producer Organisation staff the knowledge and skills to implement, monitor, respond and report child safeguarding concerns.
It's been wonderful and really broadens our perspective."
Child Wise has continued to provide structured coaching to Fairtrade ANZ and Fiji staff.