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October 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

 

October 2023

This October I continued to heal from my shoulder surgeries.

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

I attended the volunteers webinars for Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023 and the 30 years of Fairtrade in the UK.

I joined the October 2023 Power Inclusive Excellence Committee and Training Tuesday: Climate Change: Taking Action to Support Women and Girls with World Pulse.

 

 

Islamophobia Awareness Month UK Volunteers Webinar October 2023

 Islamophobia Awareness Month Volunteers Webinar October 2023 pic 1

Credit and Source: Islamophobia Awareness Month UK

As a practising Muslimah who has experienced racism and discrimination due to my faith, I felt compelled to support the Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023 Volunteers webinar.

Translation in Urdu

ایک پریکٹس کرنے والی مسلمانہ کے طور پر جسے میرے عقیدے کی وجہ سے نسل پرستی اور امتیازی سلوک کا سامنا ہے، میں نے اسلامو فوبیا آگاہی ماہ 2023 رضاکاروں کے ویبینار کی حمایت کرنے پر مجبور محسوس کیا۔

 

Islamophobia Awareness Month webinar October 23 pic 2

 Credit and Source: IAM

 

What is IAM?

Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) is a campaign founded by 2012 by a group of Muslim organisations to raise awareness of Islamophobia and showcase the positive contributions of Muslims in the UK.

Our vision is to see a society free from Islamophobia in all its forms, and a campaign recognised and supported widely by everyone in society.

 

IAM کیا ہے؟

اسلامو فوبیا آگاہی مہینہ (IAM) ایک مہم ہے جس کی بنیاد 2012 میں مسلم تنظیموں کے ایک گروپ نے اسلاموفوبیا کے بارے میں بیداری پیدا کرنے اور برطانیہ میں مسلمانوں کی مثبت شراکت کو ظاہر کرنے کے لیے رکھی تھی۔

ہمارا وژن ایک ایسے معاشرے کو دیکھنا ہے جو اس کی تمام شکلوں میں اسلامو فوبیا سے پاک ہو، اور ایک ایسی مہم جس کو معاشرے میں ہر کسی کی طرف سے تسلیم کیا جائے اور اس کی حمایت کی جائے۔

 

 What is Islamophobia?

Islamophobia Awareness Month volunteers webinar October 23 pic 3

Credit and Source: IAM 

 

Islamophobia Awareness Month volunteers webinar October 23 pic 4

Credit and Source: IAM

 

This Years Theme Is #MuslimStories

The goal of this year's campaign is to facilitate connection among individuals from diverse backgrounds, including both Muslims and non-Muslims, using the transformative power of storytelling.

Everyone has a story to tell. It can be based on their own experiences or those of someone they admire. So, let's take part by sharing our stories and sparking meaningful and engaging conversations.

اس سال کا تھیم #MuslimStories ہے۔

اس سال کی مہم کا مقصد کہانی سنانے کی تبدیلی کی طاقت کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے متنوع پس منظر سے تعلق رکھنے والے افراد، بشمول مسلمان اور غیر مسلم دونوں کے درمیان رابطے کو آسان بنانا ہے۔

ہر ایک کو سنانے کے لیے ایک کہانی ہوتی ہے۔ یہ ان کے اپنے تجربات پر مبنی ہو سکتا ہے یا کسی ایسے شخص کے جن کی وہ تعریف کرتے ہیں۔ تو، آئیے اپنی کہانیاں بانٹ کر اور بامعنی اور دل چسپ گفتگو کو شروع کرتے ہوئے حصہ لیں۔

 

30 Years of Fairtrade in the UK and details of Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 

IMG_Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 - Oct 23 webinar pic 2 

As a passionate fairtrade campaigner and advocate I felt compelled to join the Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 webinar.

2024 will be 30 years of Fair trade in the United Kingdom.

This webinar was organised by the Fairtrade Foundation UK team.

I have attached photographs of the webinar below for those interested.

All credit and source courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation team UK.

 

Photographs of the webinar

 IMG_Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 - Oct 23 webinar pic 1

 Credit and Source: The Fairtrade Foundation UK

 

 IMG_Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 - Oct 23 webinar pic 3

Credit and Source: The Fairtrade Foundation UK

 

 IMG_Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 - Oct 23 webinar pic 4

Credit and Source: The Fairtrade Foundation UK

 

IMG_Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 - Oct 23 webinar pic 5

Credit and Source: The Fairtrade Foundation UK

 

Training Tuesday -

Climate Change: Taking Action to Support Women and Girls



Training Tuesday 24th October 2023

 Training Tuesday World Pulse Climate Change webinar Oct 23 pic 1

Credit: World Pulse

 

As an individual interested in Climate Change I was interested to join this special webinar.

Many thanks to Kirthi Jayakumar for hosting this session.

 

IMG_Training Tuesday World Pulse Climate Change webinar Oct 23 pic 4

Credit: World Pulse

 

 IMG_Training Tuesday World Pulse Climate Change webinar Oct 23 pic 2

Credit: World Pulse

 

IMG_Training Tuesday World Pulse Climate Change webinar Oct 23 pic 3

Credit: World Pulse

 

 Despite my shoulder pain also I persevered and attended the PIE webinar this October.

 

 Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd

 

As always thank you for reading my blog wherever you are in the world!

Peace and blessings

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

Islamophobia Awareness Month UK

 PIE at World Pulse Staff

World Pulse

 Fairtrade Foundation UK

 





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THRIVE LDN - Great Mental Health Day Webinars January 2024 (English and Urdu)
THRIVE LDN - Great Mental Health Day Webinars January 2024 (English and Urdu)

My sister sent me links to webinars about Great Mental Health Day which took place 26th January 2024.

I am grateful to all the guest speakers and trainers who took time out of their busy schedules to talk about Suicide Prevention, Bereavement and Write to Speak Your Poetry.

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۔

میں ان تمام مہمان مقررین اور ٹرینرز کا مشکور ہوں جنہوں نے اپنے مصروف شیڈول میں سے وقت نکال کر خودکشی کی روک تھام، سوگ اور اپنی شاعری لکھنے کے بارے میں بات کی۔


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January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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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