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#SheLeadsTheWay #BreakTheBias International Women's Day 2022 - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

#SheLeadsTheWay #BreakTheBias International Women's Day 2022 - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 #SheLeadsTheWay #BreakTheBias -

International Women's Day 2022 with

Sabeena Z Ahmed

Hello, Assalaam Alaikum. peace and blessings everyone!

My name is Sabeena. 

السلام علیکم

میرا نام سبینہ ہے۔

میں ایک منصفانہ تجارتی سفیر، کاروباری، مہم چلانے والا، معلم اور سماجی کاروباری ہوں۔

خواتین کے عالمی دن 2022 کے لیے میرا پیغام یہ ہے!

خواتین کا عالمی دن 2022 مبارک ہو۔

#SheLeadsTheWay #BreakTheBias International Women's Day 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

I'm a fair trade ambassador, entrepreneur, campaigner, educator and social entrepreneur.

Here is is my message for International Women's Day 2022!

I support fairtrade because I believe in the the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

The Ten Principles of Fair Trade

 

Video (English)

 

Video (Urdu)

 

I also attended a webinar 'What is it that Fair Trade Entrepreneurs do differently?' 

 Many thanks to all the guest speakers who participated in this discussion

 

Gallery

#SheLeadsTheWay #Breakthebias International Women's Day 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

I'm a Fair Trade Ambassador

 

#SheLeadsTheWay #Breakthebias International Women's Day 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed میں ایک منصفانہ تجارت کا سفیر ہوں
 

 

#Sheleadstheway #breakthebias International Women's Day 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 A message from the heart to all the fair trade ladies who have supported my fair trade journey

I'd like to take this opportunity to reiterate and thank all the fairtrade women powerhouses of the world who have supported my work over the past 13 and half years.

Thank you for supporting me in 2008 when I first wrote to you about starting a Fair Trade movement in the UAE. #MonaElSayed @fairtradeegypt

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

 The Fair Trade Egypt Brand Logo

 

Thank you Roopa Mehta (Apa) @sasha_fairtrade and President of the World Fair Trade Organization for visiting me in Dxb and telling me to keep my head down and work hard!

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

 Roopa Mehta President of the World Fair Trade Organization

 

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Thank you Gulshan Bibi, social entrepreneur, activist and women's empowerment advocate at Sabah Pakistan for your strength and determination. #SabahPakistan #Sungi

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

Me with Gulshan Bibi (Brown Scarf) and family

 

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

Sabah Pakistan Wall Hanging

 

Thank you to the Founder of Selyn Fairtrade, Sri Lanka Mrs Sandra Wanduragala @selynfairtrade for your passion for organic cotton and education.

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

 Mrs Sandra Wanduragala Founder of Selyn Sri Lanka

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

Thank you Wafa and the ladies from  the #NajmaAlSubah Cooperative @FairTradeLeb for your warmth and hospitality during my visit to Lebanon 2016.

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

 Wafa of the Najma Al Subah Cooperative

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

 Fair Trade Lebanon Brand Logo

 

Love and respect for the one and only CEO and Founder of Tara Projects Dehli, India. 

Ms Moon Sharma (Apa) for your time and kindness. Hope to see you again very soon insha'Allah! My visit to Dehli is like a dream come true!

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

Apa - Moon Sharma and Me

 

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

No International Women's Day would be complete without a mention for my late mother and grandmother. My Paradise!

No words to express the endless love and prayers for my beloved mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano and late grandmother Shamsun Nisa

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOfFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

 Me with my beloved grandmother Shamsun Nisa (late)

 

International Women's Day 21 - #WomenOFFairTrade #ChooseToChallenge with Sabeena Ahmed

 My Paradise my mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano (late)

Miss you both so much!

Love, peace and blessings to all fairtrade producers and artisans on International Women's Day 2022!

Together We Are Stronger!!!

#SheLeadsTheWay

#BreakTheBias

#MuslimFemaleSocialEntrepreneur 

Further Reading and Links

The World Fair Trade Organization





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I celebrated Fairtrade Ramadan.

I continued to participate in my 10th Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

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I enjoyed learning about get growing at home, composting and the activity slides.

Many thanks to Ahmed for creating and organising the presentation and providing refreshments.

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Hello, Assalaam Alaikum, peace and blessings! 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Six Items Challenge 2022 blog.

I'm Sabeena, a social entrepreneur, fair trade campaigner and educator.

So here I am for the 10th consecutive year participating in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

This blog has taken a long time to complete due to a horrible bacterial eye infection I've had since February. 

This year the challenge commences 2nd March - 27th April 2022. 

Happy 20th Birthday Labour Behind The Labour team!

Much love

Sabeena

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