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World Fair Trade Day 2024, ۲۰۲۴ ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ ڈے with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2024, ۲۰۲۴ ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ ڈے with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year the World Fair Trade Day was observed on the 11th May 2024.

The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) theme was ''Business Revolution.''

This year I was unable to record a video in English or Urdu but did manage to handwrite a poster in English and Urdu.

Translation in Urdu

اس سال عالمی منصفانہ تجارت کا دن 11 مئی 2024 کو منایا گیا۔

ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ آرگنائزیشن (WFTO) کا تھیم ''بزنس ریوولوٹن'' تھا۔

اس سال میں انگریزی یا اردو میں ویڈیو ریکارڈ  نہیں کر سکی لیکن انگریزی اور اردو میں پوسٹر ہاتھ سے لکھنے میں کامیاب رہی۔

 

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World Cancer Day 2024 ورلڈ کینسر ڈے (Engish and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Cancer Day 2024 ورلڈ کینسر ڈے (Engish and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This World Cancer Day 2024 I  hand wrote the poster in Urdu and English and posted it to my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Profiles.

I attended a sisters only art therapy workshop with my sister Irem, this workshop was organised by The Muslim Bereavement Support Service.

Due to my own going shoulder issues I have struggled with my right shoulder to type this blog has been painful to type.

اس ورلڈ کینسر ڈے 2024 میں میں نے ہاتھ سے پوسٹر اردو اور انگریزی میں لکھا اور اسے اپنے X، Facebook اور LinkedIn پروفائلز پر پوسٹ کیا۔

میں نے اپنی بہن ارم کے ساتھ ایک سسٹرس اونلی آرٹ تھراپی ورکشاپ میں شرکت کی، یہ ورکشاپ دی مسلم بیریومنٹ سپورٹ سروس نے منعقد کی تھی۔

میرے اپنے کندھے کے مسائل کی وجہ سے میں نے اپنے دائیں کندھے سے ٹائپ کرنے کے لئے جدوجہد کی ہے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنا تکلیف دہ رہا ہے۔

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Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr 2024 in English and Urdu فیئر ٹریڈ اخلاقی رمضان / عید الفطر   with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr 2024 in English and Urdu فیئر ٹریڈ اخلاقی رمضان / عید الفطر with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Ramadan and Eid Mubarak to all my friends, family and fairtrade producers around the world!

Once gain here I am!

Another blessed Ramadan but one that is marred with pain and sadness.

This Ramadan my prayers and blessings are for Palestine!

This is my blog summarising my effort to support fairtrade producers and artisans during the blessed month of Ramadan 2024.

My right shoulder is very painful and prevented me from creating vlogs and blogs about Fairtrade in Islam.

Apologies in advance for any errors in the Urdu translation.

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April 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

April 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Ramadan Mubarak to all my fairtrade friends and family!

This month my right shoulder is still very painful and I have struggled to type a continuation of this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to participate in Fairtrade Ramadan 2024 and post a fairtrade product everyday.

I happy to announce that this is my 12th year participating in the Six Items Challenge 2024 with Labour Behind The Label.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرے تمام فیئر ٹریڈ دوستوں اور فیملی کو رمضان مبارک!

اس مہینے میرے دائیں کندھے میں اب بھی بہت درد ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے بہت جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں فیئر ٹریڈ رمضان 2024 میں شرکت کرنے اور روزانہ فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈکٹ پوسٹ کرنے میں کامیاب رہی۔

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March 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Ramadan Mubarak to all my fairtrade friends and family!

This month my right shoulder is still very painful and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to participate in Fairtrade Ramadan 2024 and post a fairtrade product everyday.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

میرے تمام فیئر ٹریڈ دوستوں اور فیملی کو رمضان مبارک!

اس مہینے میرے دائیں کندھے میں اب بھی بہت درد ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے بہت جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں فیئر ٹریڈ رمضان 2024 میں شرکت کرنے اور روزانہ فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈکٹ پوسٹ کرنے میں کامیاب رہا۔

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February 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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 celebrated World Cancer Day 2024 by creating a poster in Urdu and English.

I participated in a School for Social Entrepreneur webinar with Chris Hines MBE.

Translation in Urdu

اردو میں ترجمہ

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 ویبینار میں شرکت کرنے اور PIE کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گیا جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔

میں نے کینسر کا عالمی دن 2024 منایا

میں نے Chris Hines MBE کے ساتھ ایک سکول فار سوشل انٹرپرینیور ویبینار میں حصہ لیا۔

اردو میں ترجمہ

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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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September 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This September 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 joined the September 2023 Power Inclusive Excellence Committee webinar with World Pulse.

I listened to Sassi Stuckey-Beeri, Fundraising Manager at The Hunger Project. Sassi talked about The Hunger Project and their work empowering women around the world.

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August 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This August I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder. 

My right shoulder was very painful and inflamed and I struggled to write this blog.

I attended a 2 day online webinar titled, 'Journey towards Meaningful Connectivity Exploring Value' with the Institute of Social Entrepreneurs Asia, (ISEA).

Joined the August 2023 webinar about storytelling with World Pulse.

I listened to guest speakers highlighting how to teach literacy to deaf learners from eKitabu, this session was organised by the World Literacy Foundation and Sun Books monthly webinars.

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Six Items Challenge 2023 in English and Urdu with Labour Behind the Label and Sabeena Z Ahmed

Six Items Challenge 2023 in English and Urdu with Labour Behind the Label and Sabeena Z Ahmed

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

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

So here I am for the 11th consecutive year participating in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.

AIM

My aim is to raise awareness about Fast Fashion, Garment Workers and decent wages and good working conditions online/offline.

 

میرے بلاگ پر جانے کے لیے وقت نکالنے کے لیے آپ کا شکریہ۔

میں سبینہ ہوں، ایک سماجی کاروباری، منصفانہ تجارت کی مہم چلانے والی اور معلم ہوں۔

لہذا میں یہاں مسلسل 11ویں سال لیبر کے پیچھے لیبر کے ساتھ چھ آئٹمز چیلنج میں حصہ لے رہا ہوں۔

مقصد

میرا مقصد فاسٹ فیشن، گارمنٹ ورکرز اور معقول اجرت اور آن لائن/آف لائن کام کرنے کے اچھے حالات کے بارے میں بیداری پیدا کرنا ہے۔

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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

This year's International Women's Day campaign was about 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 my 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۔

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February 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I participated in several webinars the first being the World Cancer Day 2023.

The second webinar was organised the World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 Program.

I participated in Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 which commenced February 27th - 12th March.

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December 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

December 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I participated in several webinars the first being the November World Pulse Changemaker Lab Live webinar for Module 5.

The second, third and fourth webinars were Zoom Webinars organised by the World Pulse PIE Steering Committee, World Pulse Changemaker Lab team and Your Voice Heard Online Training team.

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September 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I was completed module 2 Part 2 of the Changemaker Lab - World Pulse 2022 cohort and updated my initiative.

I received my World Pulse Digital Ambassador 2022 Certificate.

I celebrated Zero Waste Week 2022.

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June 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

June 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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

I participated in a Guided Vision Journaling Session with Jensine Larsen founder of World Pulse.

 

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February 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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

I attended the February 2022 IKEA LIVE Lagom upcycling session.

Sadly, I was recovering from a painful swollen eye infection and could only participate in two February Fairtrade Fortnight 22 webinars.

I did attend the Anti-Racism in the anti-sweatshop movement webinar with Labour Behind the Label and Mayisha Begum.

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December 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

December 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Another painful month and a stressful month with my left shoulder.

I went to see an orthopaedic consultant who recommended I have injections to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.

I attended the virtual World Pulse Community Mentor Graduation 2021 and after 4 years wrote my personal experiences about Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain.

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Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My name is Sabeena, I love fair trade chocolate, travelling and writing blogs and producing films and about the fair trade producers and artisans I visit when I'm well.

I've lived with invisible disabilities for 30 years and chronic pain for last 4.

I've tried to keep the video short because my left shoulder is very painful.

Its been frustrating explaining my invisible medical disabilities and chronic pain to individuals who couldn't care less.

I'd like to change the narrative!

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