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#EmbraceEquity - International Women's Day 2023 (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

#EmbraceEquity - International Women's Day 2023 (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

#EmbraceEquity

International Women's Day 2023

with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year's International Women's Day campaign was hashtag embracing equity.

Sadly, my right shoulder has been very painful and didn't receive the World Fair Trade Organization tool kit in time and designed my own IWD23 poster. 

I decided to write and design my own poster in English and Urdu.

I hope I can record a video for next year.

اس سال خواتین کے عالمی دن کی مہم مساوات کو اپنانے کے بارے میں تھی۔

افسوس کی بات ہے کہ میرا دایاں کندھا بہت تکلیف دہ رہا ہے اور مجھے ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ آرگنائزیشن ٹول کٹ بروقت نہیں ملی اور میں نے اپنا IWD23 پوسٹر ڈیزائن کیا۔

میں نے اپنا پوسٹر انگریزی اور اردو میں لکھنے کا فیصلہ کیا۔

مجھے امید ہے کہ میں اگلے سال کے لیے ایک ویڈیو ریکارڈ کر سکوں گا۔

Message in English and Urdu

 

Happy International Women's Day 2023!

#EmbraceEquity #IWD23  

Happy International Women's Day 2023 message!

This message was shared on all my social media handles.

To all my teachers, mentors, and fair trade producers who have supported me in my life through my many career paths, thank you for your advice, support and belief in me.

Special thanks to the World Pulse Power Inclusive Excellence Committee members for their love and compassion.

Dua'as for my beloved Amee (late) and my Nani jaan (late) who were my pillars of strength and wisdom.

Wishing all my friends a very happy International Women's Day!

Translation in Urdu

خواتین کا عالمی دن 2023 مبارک ہو!

میرے تمام اساتذہ، سرپرستوں، اور منصفانہ تجارتی پروڈیوسروں کے لیے جنہوں نے میری زندگی میں میرے کیریئر کے بہت سے راستوں میں میرا ساتھ دیا، آپ کے مشورے، حمایت اور مجھ پر یقین کے لیے آپ کا شکریہ۔

ورلڈ پلس پاور انکلوسیو ایکسی لینس کمیٹی کے ممبران کا بھی ان کی محبت اور شفقت کے لیے خصوصی شکریہ۔

میری پیاری امی اور نانی جان (مرحوم) کے لیے محبت اور دعائیں جو میری طاقت اور حکمت کے ستون تھیں۔

پر اپنے تمام دوستوں کو خواتین کے عالمی دن کی بہت بہت مبارکباد!

خوش رہیں!

سبینہ

 

 

 #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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Translation in Urdu

میری بہن نے مجھے عظیم دماغی صحت کے دن کے بارے میں ویبینرز کے لنکس بھیجے جو 26 جنوری 2024 کو ہوا تھا۔

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January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبنار میں شرکت کرنے اور کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گی جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔

میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔

ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) - February 2024

During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.

Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.

Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended. 

I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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