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The Importance of Cultural Diversity

May 21 has been designated “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development” by the United Nations. Why the focus on diversity? How is cultural understanding tied to economic development?   It’s estimated that 75% of the world’s conflicts are caused, at least in part, by cultural differences. That...

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Blog Four on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

This is the fourth post in a series about the United Nations Development Goals, seventeen benchmarks for eradicating global poverty by the year 2030, set by the United Nations in September 2015. Through our fair trade partnerships with organizations working on the ground in the developing world, Global Handmade Hope...

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The Justice Generation as coined by Gary Haugan of International Justice Mission

Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Gary Haugan of International Justice Mission (IJM) speak. IJM, is a global human rights organization that works to end trafficking and violence against the poor. Wow, what a moving event!  In my travels and work with fair trade cooperatives, I have had the...

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