Puebla, Mexico, August 3rd-5th, 2017 – Every year the day puts the spotlight on issues related to gender equality and empowerment, and this year’s IWCA Convention’s theme is particularly relevant to technical and vocational education and training; equal access for all to quality education, skills acquisition, and technical training are essential to promoting women’s participation in the Coffee supply chain. market.
As stated by UN Women: The world of work is changing, and with significant implications for women. On one hand, we have globalization, technological and digital revolution and the opportunities they bring, and on the other hand, the growing informality of labor, unstable livelihoods and incomes, new fiscal and trade policies and environmental impacts—all of which must be addressed in the context of women’s economic empowerment.
IWCA’s Convention is bringing together international leaders, industry experts, to one place for 3 days to discuss the significant implications for women in the changing world of coffee.