World Refugee Day is June 20th, 2018.
What This Day Means to Global Goods Partners
World Refugee Day, observed annually around the world on June 20th, is a United Nations event dedicated to familiarizing the global public with the refugee condition. The day is aimed at calling attention to the resilience and courage of millions of displaced men, women and children who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and violence. World Refugee Day encourages politicians, humanitarians and the general public to raise awareness for refugees through shared media and community outreach.
How We Observe World Refugee Day
At Global Goods Partners, we are observing World Refugee Day by highlighting the work of two of our artisan partners working closely with refugee communities. Borderline, a women’s fair trade collective located on the Thai-Burmese border, provides a safe haven for female artisans hoping to market their products after escaping political turmoil. Global Goods Partners works with four of Borderline’s member groups, which each help to alleviate refugee poverty and conflict by emphasizing human rights, gender equality and women’s health and safety. Borderline’s products include embroidered tote bags and naturally dyed fabric journals.
We additionally partner with UNHCR for the Design For Peace project, which provides assistance to Malian artisans and refugees living in Burkina Faso. The iron and leatherwork trades are traditional amongst the Tuareg people and hold significant cultural importance, which, thanks to Design for Peace, is now accessible through an international market. Shop Design for Peace’s leather bowls and canisters.
We can continue the United Nations's noble work for refugees on June 20th by acting, sharing, and donating to the cause.
How To Get Involved in World Refugee Day
Donate to our work with women artisans around the world
- Attend the WeWork Creator Marketplace event on June 19th featuring our products
- Find a World Refugee Day event near you
- All of our products are sold online, with half of the proceeds going directly towards our artisan partners
Striped Embroidered Tote Bag, Borderline
Naturally Dyed Fabric Journal (Two Sizes, Four Colors), Borderline
Leather Catch All Handmade Bowls, Design For Peace
Leather Jewelry Canisters (Two Colors), Design for Peace