“We love to listen to our customers and for this reason we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like a bespoke fair trade product made especially for you.”

Save The Rohingya

Save The Rohingya

Hello, Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening and Assalaam Alaikum fairtrade friends and supporters.

This is my humble attempt to support the most persecuted people in the world.
 Here is my Just Giving Page where you can support the Rohingya.

As a human being, fairtrade campaigner and educator I believe it is my duty to campaign for the Rohingya and hopefully raise some money for them before my birthday. I will raising money for Partners Relief and Development based in the UK who have been providing relief and emergency aid to the Rohingya for several years.

Save Rohinga Women

It's heart breaking to read about Rohingya women being exploited and sold into slavery.

Img src. margaridasantoslopes.com

Who are the Rohingya

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar (formerly Burma), concentrated in the western state of Rakhine. There are about 1.33 million Rohingya in Myanmar, according to the Immigration Ministry.

Rohingya activists claim a centuries-old lineage in Rakhine, but the 1982 Citizenship Law, enacted by Myanmar’s former military government, excluded them from a list of more than 100 groups recognised as ethnic minorities. This exclusion rendered most of them stateless. 

Since then, most Rohingya have been denied identification cards, which are required for everything from schooling and marriage to finding a job or getting a death certificate.

Despite the hardships they face, there is little sympathy towards the Rohingya in Myanmar. Anti-Rohingya sentiment is widespread, and the authorities call them “Bengalis”, to signify they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Even those in Myanmar’s democracy movement, including Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, have not spoken out on Rohingya’s behalf.
 
 Rohingya Children
A sick Rohingya boy waits to receive medical treatment at a makeshift clinic at the Thet Kae Pyin camp for internally displaced people in Sittwe.

Thank you for supporting the Rohingya wherever you are in the world.


Regards and Walaikum Assalaam
Sabeena
 

 





Also in The Little Fair Trade Blog

Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed
Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My name is Sabeena, I love fair trade chocolate, travelling and writing blogs and producing films and about the fair trade producers and artisans I visit when I'm well.

I've lived with invisible disabilities for 30 years and chronic pain for last 4.

I've tried to keep the video short because my left shoulder is very painful.

Its been frustrating explaining my invisible medical disabilities and chronic pain to individuals who couldn't care less.

I'd like to change the narrative!

Continue Reading →

Journey to Create a Sustainable Christmas/Ramadan/Eid Session - IKEA Lagom Live with Sabeena Z Ahmed
Journey to Create a Sustainable Christmas/Ramadan/Eid Session - IKEA Lagom Live with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Continue Reading →

November 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
November 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Another painful month and a stressful MRI scan and multiple appointments to see my orthopaedic consultant. My left shoulder has been excruciatingly painful.

I was happy to receive my copy of Bruce Crowther's book 'Not In My Lifetime.'

I attended day one of the annual International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021.

Continue Reading →

 

Sign up for fair trade awesome!
Enter your email to be the first to receive news of product launches, discounts and ethical fashion campaigns.