As a member of WFTO, BAFTS positively supports Anti-Poverty Week running from 16-22 October, and encourages all of its members by extension to do likewise. Our Facebook and Twitter banners have been changed and can be downloaded and used for the same purposes on member pages. If BAFTS’ members are indeed using social media, the hashtag #FairTradeBreaksPoverty is the one which we are asked to adhere to.
WFTO’s Press Release regarding the 2016 ANTI-POVERTY WEEK is as follows:
“Fair Trade = no poverty! This year WFTO observes Global Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October 2016) by promoting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as means to eradicate poverty as desired by the first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – NO POVERTY.
WFTO believes that the principles of Fair Trade are effective overarching tools to fight poverty. Using the concept of ‘Agent for Change’ (Fair Trade as an agent for change), WFTO’s formula to eradicate poverty is: Fair Trade + Economic Opportunities = No Poverty. We would like you to join the awareness raising campaign. For the campaign, we use the icons of Fair Trade Principle 1 and Sustainable Development Goal 1 to represent visually our formula for change. See visual illustration below.” BAFTS and its members ara asked to upload images to social media of our “Agents for Change” with these icons, showing the part which Fair Trade plays in the eradication of poverty.