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Women & the Environment

Action programme

for Women & the Environment

SUPPORTED BY RAJA-DANIÈLE MARCOVICI FOUNDATION

With RAJA, eco-responsible packaging
is also a statement of our commitment!

The campaign continues with 6 NEW projects!

Products

In partnership with its suppliers, the RAJA Group has selected eco-responsible products, these Partnership products finance the Action Programme.

fondation

Until 31st August 2021, every time you buy a pack of our selected eco-responsible Partnership products, £1 is automatically donated to help fund 6 new projects.

femmes

The RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation has chosen 6 "Women & Environment" projects to support.

See the projects
RAJA self-adhesive paper tape
Up to -20% FREE GIFT
RAJA self-adhesive paper tape
From £ 0.99 ex. VAT
RAJA self-adhesive resistant 70gsm paper tape
Up to -20% NEW PRODUCTS
RAJA self-adhesive resistant 70gsm paper tape
From £ 3.10 ex. VAT
Quick Pack Postal Boxes - New Design
Up to -25%
Quick Pack Postal Boxes - New Design
From £ 0.63 ex. VAT
Brown cardboard envelopes with locking flaps
Up to -20%
Brown cardboard envelopes with locking flaps
From £ 44.45 ex. VAT
Brown Kraft paper counter bags
Up to -10% LAUNCH PRICE
Brown Kraft paper counter bags
From £ 34.90 ex. VAT
White paper bags without a gusset
Up to -10% LAUNCH PRICE
White paper bags without a gusset
From £ 14.15 ex. VAT
White paper bags with gusset
Up to -10% LAUNCH PRICE
White paper bags with gusset
From £ 64.95 ex. VAT
RAJA plain brown paper carrier bags with folded handles
Up to -20% LAUNCH PRICE
RAJA plain brown paper carrier bags with folded handles
From £ 27.99 ex. VAT
RAJA plain white paper carrier bags with folded handles
Up to -20% LAUNCH PRICE
RAJA plain white paper carrier bags with folded handles
From £ 8.27 ex. VAT
RAJA 70 gsm Kraft paper
Up to -20% FREE GIFT
RAJA 70 gsm Kraft paper
From £ 38.75 ex. VAT
RAJA 90gsm Kraft paper rolls
Up to -20% FREE GIFT
RAJA 90gsm Kraft paper rolls
From £ 38.39 ex. VAT
White tissue paper
Up to -15% PARTNERSHIP PRODUCTS
White tissue paper
From £ 9.17 ex. VAT
Coloured tissue paper
Up to -15% PARTNERSHIP PRODUCTS
Coloured tissue paper
From £ 16.99 ex. VAT
RAJA cardboard storage bins
Up to -20% PARTNERSHIP PRODUCTS
RAJA cardboard storage bins
From £ 0.52 ex. VAT
RAJA jumbo wiping paper rolls
Up to -10% LAUNCH PRICE
RAJA jumbo wiping paper rolls
From £ 13.85 ex. VAT
RAJA A4 & A3 multi-purpose copier paper
Up to -20% LAUNCH PRICE
RAJA A4 & A3 multi-purpose copier paper
From £ 3.40 ex. VAT

Projects

Carton Plein

Project 1: Carton Plein

Provide housing, social and professional inclusion of women. Funded by cardboard box recycling workshops.

Throughout France, 143,000 people are homeless, and this includes 3,000 people in Paris alone. They live in poor housing and dangerous conditions. Most of these people are unemployed and do not have access to social services, Carton Plein was created to help provide housing, medical needs, counselling and financial support. With the increased poverty and waste in France, the association aims to bridge both issues with the socio-professional integration and recycling workshops of cardboard waste. Unfortunately, the percentage of vulnerable women living on the streets is far greater than men, as they are more exposed to abuse and are trying to escape. Carton Plein is a pilot project aimed at encouraging the participation of women in the association's integration scheme.

Carton Plein

Since 2012, Carton Plein aims to reduce the cardboard waste in Paris whilst promoting the social and professional inclusion of vulnerable people, this is achieved through cardboard recycling schemes.

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Objectives

  • 25 vulnerable women will receive support
  • Gender equality initiatives carried out

Gret

Project 2: Gret

Promote leadership roles for female ethnic minorities, to manage and form sustainable and ecotourism programmes.

In northern Vietnam, in the Pu Luong nature reserve where there are 17 hectares of forest. The Thai and Muong ethnic minorities whose livelihoods are dependent on (low-paying) forest protection and animal husbandry services; live in very precarious conditions. Despite women making up most of this population and are a large part of the agricultural workforce, they however rarely own the land they cultivate and have very little access to education and employment due to inequality. To help support gender equality, GRET, in partnership with the Reserve Management Council, is conducting a project to promote the position of women in the sustainable management of natural resources and the development of ecotourism activities. This will allow women to receive an income and independence whilst contributing to the protection of the forest and natural resources.

Gret

Created in 1976, GRET is an international NGO that provides sustainable initiatives and relief from poverty and inequality throughout 30 countries.

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Objectives

  • Create a working framework dedicated to forest management
  • 80 women organised into cooperatives to provide tourism services and eco-responsible products
  • 1 awareness campaign on gender equality and environmental conservation

Rejoué

Project 3: Rejoué

Promote the socio-professional integration of women, enabling them to return to employment by learning trade skills and recycling of toys.

Rejoué reintegrates unemployed people, of which 60% are women, back to employment through the refurbishing, recycling and reselling of toys in its workshop in Vitry-sur-Seine. This year has put the charity in jeopardy; its 38 employees on the apprenticeship programme have been put on partial employment for some months, and the 3 retail stores have had to close. It has been difficult for the female employees on the programme, whose problems have been exacerbated. To help these women, weekly counselling support groups have been set up to alleviate the anxieties they face. The association will also work to redevelop its professional project with one-to-one interviews conducted every week, and a communication strategy dedicated to relaunching the business.

Rejoué

Since 2012, Rejoué prepares women for employment through recycling and selling toys.

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Objectives

  • 40 women to receive counselling and support
  • 1 commercial strategy developed to relaunching the business

Objectif France-Inde

Project 4: Objectif France-Inde

Support female farmers living below the poverty line whilst promoting the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in rural areas.

In the rural areas of the State of Tamil Nadu, South India, climate change of drought and land degradation have caused economic isolation. The population have struggled, especially women, who are poorly qualified and discriminated against because of their gender. With its local partner SEVAI (Society for Education, Village Action and Improvement) which manages government-subsidised microcredits, and the association Objectif France-Inde (OFI) supports the creation of Self-Help Groups (SHG) and Joint Liability Groups (JLG) for the most vulnerable women living below the poverty line. In 20 years, the two NGOs have helped form 10,000 SHGs that has aided 150,000 women to escape poverty, by giving them access to microcredits which has positively facilitated their business activities. With the success of these initiatives, OFI and SEVAI wishes to devote further reinforcements for the health crisis and to ensure food security for rural populations; dedicated to help the opportunities for the female farmers.

Objectif France-Inde

Objectif France-Inde was created in 1998 by volunteer consultants to support the education, rural development and women's empowerment throughout the two southern Indian states.

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Objectives

  • 3 water tanks renovated by 405 female farmers
  • 845 women grouped into SHGs and supported with business development skills

blueEnergy France

Project 5: blueEnergy France

Educate vulnerable women in agro-ecological practices to provide their own food security.

In Bluefields, capital of the South Caribbean Coast region of Nicaragua, the population live in particularly difficult conditions. The city has no water system or waste-water treatment, which results in pollution of the subsoil, poor sanitation and no access to basic water supply. The pollution is worsened by climate changes that degrades the land, resulting in crop and food problems. This affects the population, particularly the vulnerable women. Since 2009, the association blueEnergy has been building and installing water filters, deep wells and latrines to improve their access to water and sanitation in the region. More recently, the association has also set itself the mission of strengthening the food supply to these struggling populations through the distribution of agro-ecological practices. The project aims to train 2 groups of women from the association in agro-ecological practices and micro-project management. This will enable them to receive the right tools to carry out agro-ecological principles such as the use of water filters, wood-saving cookers, but also have agricultural and ergonomic skills.

blueEnergy France

blueEnergy was created in 2004 with the aim of strengthening access to energy for the vulnerable populations in the South Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.

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Objectives

  • 20 elderly women and 20 women with disabilities from the association, trained in agroecology and micro-project management.

Acting for Cambodia

Project 6: Acting for Cambodia

Provide young females from poverty, with catering and hospitality skills, allowing them to strengthen their role in the industry and in agro-ecological practices.

Today in Cambodia, nearly 40% of the rural population live below the poverty line. Among them are vulnerable women who are uneducated, unskilled and have low-income positions. In 2018, Cambodia was ranked 93rd out of 149 on the United Nations Gender Inequality Index, and these women are also victims of human trafficking. In 2002, Acting for Cambodia created the Sala Baï Hotel School, in Siem Reap, near the site of Angkor, the country's most dynamic tourist destination. The school is for young Cambodians that live in extreme poverty, it provides free education for 150 students per year – where 70% are females. The students receive education and training for 11 months at the hotel school, including 4 months of internship specialising in one of the following 5 functions within hospitality: waitering, cooking, receptionist, room service, personal care and beauty. Also within the framework, 105 young women will be trained in sustainable agriculture. The students will be able to practice agro-ecology, educated by specialist farming teachers from the NGO Cambodia. The project also plans to organise workshops on women's rights. These workshops will be organised for half a day per week and will be led by partner associations on various themes of sexual and reproductive health, women's and children's rights, leadership and self-awareness, and respect for the rights of LGBTQI+ people.

Acting for Cambodia

Acting for Cambodia is a French NGO created in January 1985, in aid of the humanitarian emergency in Cambodia, for those taking refuge in camps on the Thai border. Since 1995, it has concentrated its efforts on those in poverty and the fight against human trafficking.

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Objectives

  • 105 young women educated with catering skills for the hospitality industry, in sustainable agricultural practices and women’s rights.