World Fest 2006

"On 4th June, our Fair Trade Cooperative (Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust) organized its annual feast World Fest 2006 which was celebrated at Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta.

On this festival, fair traded products, delicious food specialities and drinks were put on sale. Young refugees from Dar is-Sliem provided African food, diverse ethnic music namely blues and jazz music, African theatre, and an Italian dance group performed Capoeira, the traditional Brasilian fusion of dance and martial arts.

This year`s WORLDFEST is celebrating the Global Journey to Fair Trade, a movement that has been initiated by the International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT, www.ifat.org). Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust, as a member of IFAT, and received the Fair Trade Banner from Africa to present it to the Maltese public as part of its voyage around the world. Malta will therefore then represent the first European country displaying the banner.

The Global Journey started in 2004 at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India. Setting off from one of the poorest slums in the world, IFAT members carry the banner through every country around the globe in which the federation is represented in order to promote the message of Fair Trade.

In recent years, the great variety of fair traded products has gained an increased popularity of consumers worldwide; to an extent, that many businesses now become interested in selling such products.

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Koperattiva Kummerc Gust organized an event about AIDS awareness and women’s rights. The event was held on the 12th may at 9 p.m., Naasha pub (Misrah Lourdes, San Gwann, Malta). The disproportionate impact of AIDS on women and girls is no accident. It is the direct result of the pervasive abuses of their human rights.  Despite the growing consensus that HIV/AIDS is a women's rights issue, little has been done to change laws and practices that violate women's rights, put them at risk of HIV/AIDS and impede their access to HIV information and services.

During the activity at Naasha there were:

   Show of Fela Kuti DVD
   Free leaflets about women’s rights and AIDS/HIV awareness 
   Open jam session 
   Fair trade stand

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