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The truth about women and chocolate video

Nestle, Mars and Mondelez (owner of Cadbury’s), who make products like Kit Kat, Dairy Milk Chocolate and M&Ms buy more than 30% of the world’s cocoa. But throughout their supply chains – from growers to pickers to packers to sellers – women are getting a raw deal.

Our new video illustrates this – watch our video and share it with your friends.

  • Most cocoa farmers and workers live below the poverty line, and many earn less than $2 a day.
  • In West Africa, where most of the world's cocoa comes from, women do nearly half of the labour on cocoa farms but own just a quarter of the land.
  • Women working on cocoa farms have fewer economic opportunities and typically earn less than men. In Nigeria, farmers told Oxfam that women are paid $2-3 for a day's work, while men earn around $7 per day.

Tell the big three chocolate companies to stop putting women last