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March 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2022

This month I continued to heal from my procedure (January 2022) to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.

Sadly, I was recovering from a painful bacterial eye infection and could only participate in a few March Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 webinars.

I participated in my 10th Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

I supported the World Fair Trade Organizations campaign for International Day 2022 #SheLeadsTheWay.

I attended the The World Pulse 50: Voices Rising Award online Ceremony and was recognised as a Digital Empowerment Awardee along with 49 other exceptional women.

 

Surgeries 2017-2022

My surgery March 2020 - Blog about my endometriosis and PCOS by Sabeena Ahmed

For those that don't know I've been living with painful shoulders for the past 5 years and PCOS/Endometriosis for the last 30 years.

During November 2017 I had my first rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, and then a year later October 2018 I had the same surgery on my left shoulder.

After a few months of intolerable pain I was addmited to hospital to have a ruptured cyst removed 17th March 2020. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.

Its been a long 5 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.

I still have bouts of low energy, pain and anxiety/panic attacks.

January 2022 was the month I finally had injections to relieve the pain in my left shoulder.

It's been a long two months of healing and I'm trying to keep positive.

Thank you to all my friends and family who pray for my recovery and good health.

   

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 

Fairtrade Foundation Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Resources Choose the World You Want

                       

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed. All resource, logos copyright of the Fairtrade Foundation UK

 

This year I was poorly and celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 by attending a few webinars.

 This year the Fairtrade Foundation's campaign is a continuation about Farmers Climate Change, Fairtrade and You.

 

 

 

DAY 1

I started the week with a webinar hosted by Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation Mr Michael Gidney and Fairtrade Farmers Bismark and Hugo, fairtrade farmers taking on climate crisis.

 

 

 

DAY 2

Actor, director and Fairtrade Foundation Patron Adjoa Andoh introduces this special film screening of the ground-breaking, Farmers Fighting the Global Crisis documentary.

Star of the documentary Caroline Rono, a Fairtrade coffee farmer in Kenya, joins live to answer your questions.

The film focuses on the effects of climate change, and how farmers like Caroline are using Fairtrade to take on the climate crisis they face every day.

 

 Video courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation UK

 

Day 3

 

I attended the a webinar Education for Climate Justice

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2022, an expert panel of educators and activists explore the role of the education sector in building a more just, sustainable world.

Chef, writer, broadcaster and Fairtrade Patron Allegra McEvedy MBE hosts, and is joined by Phoebe L. Hanson from the Teach the Future campaign; Jennifer Buchan, Primary Teacher, Hutchesons’ Grammar School; and Professor Douglas Bourn, Director of the UCL Development Education Research Centre. Harriet Lamb CBE, CEO of sustainable energy charity Ashden and former CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation

 

I also attended the webinar with Climate Coalition and the Fairtrade Foundation

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Climate Coalition webinar with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Climate Coalition webinar with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Climate Coalition webinar with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Climate Coalition webinar with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

SIX ITEMS CHALLENGE 2022

WITH LABOUR BEHIND THE LABEL

I'd like to begin this blog with love and gratitude for my beloved mother who returned to the maker April 2016.

Congratulations Labour Behind The Label on your 20th Birthday!

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

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

I have decided to participate and support the Six Items Challenge for the ninth year because I started to campaign for garment and factory workers while caring for my mother who had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer March 2012.

The six items challenge means I choose six items of clothing to wear for six weeks.

Don't worry!

This does not include under garments or exercise gear. You can wear an endless supply of these. :)

This year I hope to up-cycle some of the clothes my mother purchased for me before she passed away.

It is a long term ambition to design a fairtrade slow fashion collection in memory of my beautiful mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano and support fair trade certified cotton farmers, sustainable and ethical producers.

My beloved mother was a great advocate for women's empowerment and education.

I believe she would have been happy and proud of me to continue my campaigning for the millions of countless individuals producing clothes and accessories in factories and workshops around the world.

Hopefully by the end of the Six Week Challenge I would have educated a few people and raised a few pounds/dirhams.

 

WHAT IS FAST FASHION?

Fast fashion is a term the fashion industry uses to entice consumers to purchase new trends, products and accessories every six to eight weeks. Some collections can be produced within a 12 day time frame.

Most of the products are cheap, poor quality and mass produced by workers in factories, work shops around the world.

Workers are paid low salaries, endure long hours and work in poor conditions to support their families.

Fair and Sustainable Textiles - Clothing Factory Workers Salary in Bangladesh 86 Euros a living wage would be at least 282 Euros.

Many are as young as 14 are the only bread winners and often forfeit the chance of a decent education and future

Many factories use hazardous chemicals to dye their fabrics and this water is discharged into rivers and the sea polluting eco systems and depleting fish stocks.

I hope to record vlogs and raise awareness about garment workers over the next coming weeks.

Best regards to all the Six Items Challenge participants.

Love and regards
Sabeena X

 

 

 #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

 

 World Pulse 50: Voicing Rising in 2022 Awards 

March 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۔

 

I'm a World Pulse Digital Ambassador with Sabeena Z Ahmed

I'm a World Pulse Digital Ambassador and Empowerment Awardee

 

The World Pulse 50: Voices Rising in 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

The World Pulse 50: Voices Rising in 2022

 

  World Pulse 50: Voicing Rising in 2022 Digital Empowerment Awardee, Sabeena Z Ahmed

 World Pulse 50: Voicing Rising in 2022 Digital Empowerment Awardee Certificate

 

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

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

 

 World Pulse 50: Voicing Rising in 2022 Awards 

Here is is my video message to World Pulse!

 

 

 

Thank you World Pulse and all the Awardees who attended the very first World Pulse 50 Voices Rising Award 2022 Ceremony March 2022.

 

Thank you for recognising my voice for fairtrade, sustainability, literacy and social entrepreneurship.

 

Many thanks to the World Pulse team, judges and all the awardees.

 

Digital Empowerment Awardees: World Pulse 50, Voices Rising in 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Congratulations my fellow Digital Empowerment Awardees:

 

Anum Shakeel,

 

Adanna Ononiwu,

 

Buyaso Obisakin,

 

Chinyere Kalu,

 

Efe Omordia,

 

Fola Carine Fomduwir,

 

Kat Haber,

 

Minakshi Birajdar,

 

Sally Mboumien Maforchi,

 

Shameela Yoosuf Ali,

 

Tamarack Verrall

 

Valentina Mapunda and

 

(ME) Sabeena Ahmed

 

World Pulse 50: Voicing Rising in 2022 Awards

The first-ever World Pulse Voices Rising Awards celebrates rising women digital changemakers and storytellers who are shaping our future.

 

These 50 leaders from the World Pulse community are logging on to change the world — one click, one comment, one connection at a time.

 

If you've got this far I'm seriously impressed. You deserve a pat on the back!

Thank you so much for reading and I wish everyone a very Happy Fairtrade Fortnight 2022.

Love, peace and blessings!

Sabeena 

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