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November 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

November 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

November 2021

 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 virtual annual International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021 organised by the Swiss Fair Trade team.

 

Surgeries 2017-2020

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

For those that don't know I was admitted to hospital after a few weeks of excruciating pain in my left ovary and required urgent surgery.

My cyst was removed 17th March 2020. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.

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.

Its been a long 4 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.

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

This month was another particularly bad month, my left shoulder was very painful and typing has been incredibly difficult.

I hope the orthopaedic consultant can provide me with pain relief and ideas for pain management.

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

  

A COPY OF 'NOT IN MY LIFETIME'

BRUCE CROWTHER MBE

Congratulations to the Godfather of Fair Trade Bruce Crowther MBE and the launch of his book, 'Not In My Lifetime.'

Thank you for my signed copy.

Not in My Lifetime book Bruce Crowther front cover

 Not in My Lifetime a book by Bruce Crowther MBE

 

 Not in My Lifetime a book Bruce Crowther, signed copy for Sabeena Z Ahmed

My signed copy, thank you Bruce!

 

Not in My Lifetime a book Bruce Crowther back cover

Back cover 

 

 

International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021 with the Swiss Fair Trade Team

#BuildBackFairer

OPENING SESSION

 

For the first time I attended the virtual Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021.

Sadly, due to my painful left shoulder I could only attend day one of the conference.

This year the conference was organised by Swiss Fair Trade and held virtually during from 18-20 November 2021.

Hashtag for the week was #IFTTC21.

Many thanks to the Swiss Fair Trade team and guest speakers for their time.

 

Day 1 - November 2018

OPPORTUNITIES OF COVID-19

IDENTIFY AND EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES ARISING FROM COVID-19: BUILD BACK FAIRER TOGETHER

 

 

 WORKFLOW IMPACT SESSION

 

 

Day 2 - 19th November 

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PROMOTING CITIES AS GAME CHANGERS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

INNOVATION

BRINGING THE NEEDS OF CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS TOGETHER: SHOWCASING FAIR TRADE INNOVATION

 

 INNOVATION TOURISM SESSION

 

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

HOW TO ENGAGE AND INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR FAIR TRADE

 

Day 3 - 20th November

WORKFLOW YOUTH ENGAGEMENT: YOUTH PANEL

HOW TO ACTIVATE THE ENGAGEMENT OF YOUTH - FAIR TRADE UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOLS

 

 

 OPPORTUNITIES DIGITALISATION SESSION

 

 

 CLOSING SESSION

 

 

About the International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021 

Fair Trade Town is an international campaign that is active in over 30 countries and strives for more justice and sustainability in the international trade and awards communities for their commitment to sustainable and fair consumption patterns. Fair Trade Towns empowers you to explore the positive impact of Fair Trade purchasing.

Many thanks to the Swiss Fair Trade Team for their professionalism.

All videos and credit: Swiss Fair Trade and International Fair Trade Towns  

Thank you for reading and I hope to bring you another monthly blog next month health prevailing.

Love and respect to everyone making and being the difference.

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

Living with PCOS and Endometriosis - by Sabeena Ahmed

International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021 - Swiss Fair Trade

 





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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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