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Brussels Premiere of "Gender in Coffee - A Documentary" and Discussion

  • Conference Room, European Parliament 89 Rue de la Loi Bruxelles, Bruxelles, 1000 Belgium (map)

Gender equity involves all of us. It affects us in our daily lives and takes on different meaning depending upon our country, our culture, our jobs and our different expression of gender. What does gender equity mean for a coffee family, a roaster or a coffee drinker? How do we relate to and connect with one another around the same passion for coffee?

Join us for an informative, fun and inspiring event to: 

  • Learn how gender inequities impact farming families and communities

  • Understand how the next generation of farmers could be losing interest in agriculture 

  • Participate in a lively discussion to get to the heart of the issues

Gender in Coffee – A Documentary follows the path of coffee from a smallholder farmer household in Chiapas Mexico into the roasters and cafes where it is enjoyed. An intriguing look into an issue that is taking on more and more prominence in the industry and among consumers. 


We are inviting representatives of the private sector, Multilateral,
Bilateral agencies, NGO sector, Research.

The screening of the film is followed by brief presentations about how the Partnership for Gender Equity and Trias are responding to the issue in coffee communities. The audience will be invited to reflect on the film and participate in question and answer session to deepen shared understanding on the issue and what can be done.

Kimberly Easson, Founder and Strategic Director of the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity will share her experiences from working more than 20 years with coffee growing communities around the world. You’ll see too why investing in all members of coffee farming families is critical to the wellbeing of the entire coffee supply chain. 

Marc Vogelaers, International Partnerships Manager for Trias, Marc Vogelaers, International Partnerships Manager for Trias, has 30+ years of experience in strenghtening member-based organizations in Latin-America and Asia, with a special focus on gender and youth inclusion. In Latin-America, Trias and CLAC - the Latin-American network for Fairtrade farmers - co-created the gender inclusion trajectory.

This event is generously hosted by Trias, a Belgian based development organization working in nearly 20 countries around the world.