On International Women’s Day in March, we launched a blog series highlighting women around the world and the changes they are driving to advance women economically, politically, and socially.

Women like María Estela Barco Huerta of DESMI (translated as Social and Economic Development for Indigenous Mexicans) who is being honored at our Human Rights Awards for her work promoting food sovereignty in Chiapas, Mexico.

To Kamala Devi, a Fair Trade artisan in India, and Lizzie Zuniga who has built up a successful Fair Trade business in Colombia around tagua seeds.

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we also reflect on the strength of these women who often serve as the primary caretakers of the household.

From the mothers in the Gumutindo Coffee Co-op in Uganda to the mothers living along the US/Mexican border saying “No Mas Muertes” and are building a community where people feel safe and secure.

We thank these women for sharing their stories with all of us and for inspiring change everyday.

Read the Women Around the World Inspiring Change’ blog series on our People-to-People and Fair Trade blogs.