Making Global Coffee Connections for Peace

Frauen für Frieden (Women for Peace Augsburg) kicked off their Latin American picture show series on May 12 with discussion and video highlighting the lives of women in coffee. The event provided an opportunity to learn and raise awareness about the realities facing women and families working in conflict areas to grow and harvest coffee. Through the video, which is now available on the IWCA YouTube channel, women reflect on their experiences leading families and coffee production.

IWCA Brazil Representatives Josiane Cotrim (IWCA Brazil facilitator) and Julenia Lopes (a coffee producer and former board chapter treasurer) attended to help facilitate discussion. The partnership, and its focus on peace promotion, also demonstrates the wide reach of impactful initiatives facilitated by IWCA and the dedicated, engaged leaders working to advance not only their own communities, but the global community that the coffee industry connects. Thank you IWCA Brazil and Frauen für Frieden!

 Josiane Cotrim (left), Julenia Lopes (center), Frauen für Frieden representative (right)

Josiane Cotrim (left), Julenia Lopes (center), Frauen für Frieden representative (right)

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