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NEW VIDEO: On International Human Rights Day, support the Fair Food movement!

NEW VIDEO: On International Human Rights Day, support the Fair Food movement!

Today, celebrate Human Rights Day by sustaining Fair Food and human rights for farmworkers...On this day in 1948, before a war-weary world, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed a vision of equality, dignity, and rights held by all: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This historic document forms a crucial part of the foundation of the CIW's movement for Fair >> Read More
Looking for fresh gift ideas this holiday season?  Give the gift of human rights!

Looking for fresh gift ideas this holiday season? Give the gift of human rights!

[smartslider3 slider="16"] Click on any of the images above to make your holiday gift purchase today! The 2017 Fair Food Holiday Gift Guide is here!  Find all the very latest in books and posters on the Fair Food Program, beautiful Campaign for Fair Food t-shirts, and original holiday e-cards... Not sure what to get your family and friends this holiday season?  Tired >> Read More

MEDIA ROUND-UP: From NYC to Palm Beach, Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz’s hometown papers lift up Fair Food…

Following protests in New York City and West Palm Beach, national and local news shine spotlight on Wendy's refusal to join the Fair Food Program and do its part to support efforts to end sexual violence against women in the fields... Last Sunday afternoon, farmworker women and their families, alongside South Florida allies, kept a fall season of action rolling with a protest at >> Read More

For Giving Tuesday, give the gift that gives back… Become a Fair Food Sustainer and help end sexual violence in the fields!

[caption id="attachment_27009" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW's Nely Rodriguez addresses allies in Columbus, Ohio, outside Wendy's Headquarters, holding aloft a quilt created by the farmworker women of Immokalee[/caption]What if you were to wake up tomorrow and the headline read: "Sexual harassment eradicated"?A distant dream, we know.  But what if you could actually help end sexual harassment in the fields, starting today? We have good news:  You can.  >> Read More

What if the lion lays down with the lamb… and just tries to eat it?

In the recent merger between Ahold and Delhaize (owner of the Food Lion and Hannaford grocery chains), the jury is still out on whether Ahold’s commitment to the Fair Food Program will pull Delhaize up, or Delhaize’s outdated approach to social responsibility will drag Ahold down…Sometimes when one company merges with another, good things follow.  Greater size and market power provide an >> Read More

TODAY: Stand with farmworker women by calling Wendy’s Board Chairman Nelson Peltz!

[caption id="attachment_22933" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW members, Fair Food allies outside the office of Wendy's Board Chairman Nelson Peltz in New York City at the launch of the nationwide boycott in March of 2016.[/caption]CIW Women to Wendy's leadership:  "We need Wendy’s to join its peers in order to expand these crucial, life-changing gains to the hundreds of thousands of farmworker women who >> Read More

PHOTO REPORT: Hundreds of allies and farmworkers march in Miami, Washington DC in support of dignity for women in the fields!

Women farmworkers to Wendy's, Publix:  "We will never go back to the way it was before, living every day with exploitation — we want all women to have the experience of working with dignity."This past weekend, the brisk fall weather drew hundreds of farmworkers and allies out onto the sidewalks in both Miami, Florida, and Washington, DC, for two high-spirited protests >> Read More

Whole Foods: Fair Food tomatoes and strawberries a “Top Food Trend for 2018”!

[caption id="attachment_26291" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fair Food tomatoes, with FFP label and signs describing the program and partnership, featured recently at a Whole Foods store in New York.[/caption]Retailer's annual forecast of "up-and-coming flavors, products, and culinary influences" singles out Fair Food tomatoes and strawberries as perfect way to "Try the Trend" of consumers' growing demand for transparency in 2018...Every year about >> Read More

Starting today (Friday, 11/10), the Harvest without Violence Campaign hits New York City!

Farmworker women take fight to end sexual violence to the doorstep of Wendy's Board Chair, Nelson Peltz...CIW Women's Group to remind Peltz of his fellow CEO's words of warning (Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook):  “If you know something is happening and you fail to take action, whether you are a man or a woman — especially when you are in power — you are >> Read More

PHOTO REPORT: Students nationwide give Wendy’s an “F” for failing to respect farmworker women!

[caption id="attachment_27061" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Students from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill march to the on-campus Wendy's as a part of last week's "Wendy's you're failing farmworker women" Student Week of Action[/caption]Last week, the Student/Farmworker Alliance turned up the heat on Wendy’s with the “Wendy’s, You’re Failing Farmworker Women” national Week of Action!  The high-energy week was kicked off >> Read More