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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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World Fair Trade Day 2023, ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ یوم - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2023, ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ یوم - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This is my message for World Fair Trade Day 2023.

I'd like to congratulate all fair trade artisans, producers and organisations around the world,
I wish you a very happy World Fair Trade Day 2023.

This year the World Fair Trade Organization's Theme is Reimagining the Economy.

السلام علیکم،

میرا نام سبینہ ہے۔

یہ ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ کے لیے میرا پیغام ہے۔

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Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr 2023 in English and Urdu فیئر ٹریڈ اخلاقی رمضان / عید الفطر 2023  with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan/Eid ul Fitr 2023 in English and Urdu فیئر ٹریڈ اخلاقی رمضان / عید الفطر 2023 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

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

This is my blog summarising my effort to support fairtrade producers and artisans during the blessed month of Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2023.

This year my right shoulder has been very painful and prevented me from creating vlogs and blogs about Fair Trade in Islam.

On a positive note I tried to post a fair trade product every day during Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2023 with translations in English and Urdu.

Apologies in advance for any errors in the Urdu translation.


یہ میرا بلاگ ہے جو رمضان کے بابرکت مہینے میں فیئر ٹریڈ پروڈیوسروں اور دستکاروں کی مدد کرنے کی میری کوششوں کا خلاصہ کرتا ہے۔


اس سال میرے داہنے کندھے میں بہت تکلیف ہوئی اور اس نے مجھے اسلام میں فیئر ٹریڈ کے بارے میں بلاگ اور بلاگ بنانے سے روک دیا۔

 

اردو ترجمہ میں غلطیوں کے لیے پیشگی معذرت۔

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World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022  ورلڈ پلس چینج میکر لیب (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 ورلڈ پلس چینج میکر لیب (English and Urdu) with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year I applied on the prestigious World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 Program. I was accepted.

اس سال میں نے مشہور ورلڈ پلس چینج میکر لیب 2022 پروگرام میں درخواست دی۔ مجھے قبول کر لیا گیا۔

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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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January 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

January 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 January 2023, World Pulse Changemaker Lab Live webinar about self-care.

The second webinar was organised by the Civil Society Consulting team and struggled to complete Modules 3, 4 and 5 of the Changemaker Lab 2022 Program.

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Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2022 in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Fair Trade Ethical Ramadan 2022 in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year my shoulders prevented me from attending webinars organised by the Fairtrade Foundation UK team.

On a positive note I managed to post every day during Ramadan 2022 and produced a video in English and Urdu.

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May 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

May 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 celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr and World Fair Trade Day 2022.

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World Fair Trade Day 2022 videos in English and Urdu with S Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2022 videos in English and Urdu with S Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2022

۲۰۲۲ ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ ڈے

This year The World Fair Trade Organization's campaign was hashtag,

#CLIMATEJUSTICE AND #LETSDOITFAIR

 

اس سال ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ آرگنائزیشن کی مہم ہیش ٹیگ ہے،

#کلعمت جستس

# چلو اسے فیئر ٹریڈ کرتے ہیں مزید پڑھنا اور لنکس

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March 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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.

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#SheLeadsTheWay #BreakTheBias International Women's Day 2022 - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

#SheLeadsTheWay #BreakTheBias International Women's Day 2022 - English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Hello my name is Sabeena.

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

This is my message for International Women's Day 2022.

#SheLeadsTheWay and #BreakTheBias

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August 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. Another painful month with my shoulders causing me stress and pain.

I completed my first call with my Mentee Minakshi Birajdar for the World Pulse Community Mentor Program 2021.

I participated in a webinar about participating as a Fair Trade Ambassador with the WFTO.

Many thanks to all my fairtrade friends and family for their birthday wishes.

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Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My Plastic Free July 2021 Summary.

This year was a painful and difficult Plastic Free July, my shoulders caused me severe pain and typing and posting was very difficult.

I've tried my very best to continue to live a plastic free lifestyle and am making gradual changes.

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Eid Clothes, A fair trade and ethical perspective by Sabeena Ahmed

Eid Clothes, A fair trade and ethical perspective by Sabeena Ahmed

 As a self confessed conscious ethical consumer I am shopping online for my sister who is far more fashionable than I am.  I struggle to find any ethical sustainable or fairtrade shalwar kameez (traditional Pakistani costume) brands and end my search defeated and disappointed.

 

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World Fair Trade Day 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year The World Fair Trade Organization's campaign was called, 'BUILD BACK FAIRER.'

World Fair Trade Day 2021 was an opportunity to give visibility to the Build Back Fairer statement which has been endorsed by various international civil society networks.

This was a chance for WFTO members to get recognised and join international forces to #BuildBackFairer.

I recorded two videos, one in English and one in Urdu. 

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March 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries, celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 21 completed my 9th Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind the Label, and 

participated in International Women's Day 2021 with The World Fair Trade Organization. 

#AllForFairTrade #WomenOfFairTrade

#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

#WomensDay2021 #InternationalWomensDay2021 

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 - London, UK with Sabeena Ahmed

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 - London, UK with Sabeena Ahmed

This year I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 alone shielding in London, UK.

This year the Fairtrade Foundation's campaign focussed on Climate Change.

Many thanks to all fairtrade farmers, fairtrade organisations, volunteers and The Fairtrade Foundation team for making this virtual online festival an amazing success, and motivating campaigners like myself to learn and do more. :)

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#WomanOfFairTrade - International Women's Day 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

#WomanOfFairTrade - International Women's Day 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Hello, Assalaam Alaikum. peace and blessings everyone!

My name is Sabeena. 

I'm a fairtrade campaigner, educator and social entrepreneur.

Here is is my message for International Women's Day 2021!

#AllForFairTrade #WomenOfFairTrade

#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

#WomensDay2021 #InternationalWomensDay2021

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Fair Trade Ethical Living - The Little Fair Trade Stamps and what they mean

Fair Trade Ethical Living - The Little Fair Trade Stamps and what they mean

2015 was an exciting time in my life as I worked to complete my first professional website.

With my friend and talented Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott, we worked diligently to design The Little Fair Trade Stamps which would be included in the launch of The Little Fair Trade Shop website Quarter 1, 2016.

In this blog I explain what each stamp means and introduce you to a fairtrade producer who has aligned their business to implement and promote a living wage, decent working conditions, transparency and accountability, empowerment, environmental sustainability, dignity and self respect for all.

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Fair Trade Travels with Sabeena Ahmed - International Fair Trade Towns Conference, Lebanon - June/July 2016

Fair Trade Travels with Sabeena Ahmed - International Fair Trade Towns Conference, Lebanon - June/July 2016

During the last week of Ramadan, June/July 2016 on a hot bright sunny morning I took a flight to Beirut, Lebanon.

I'd never been to an International Fair Trade Towns Conference but was excited to know that I would be representing the United Arab Emirates.

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My first World Fair Trade Day, May 2009, Dubai, UAE with Sabeena Ahmed

My first World Fair Trade Day, May 2009, Dubai, UAE with Sabeena Ahmed

I was so excited and anxious to display all the beautiful WFTO certified products at Safa Park Dubai.

The World Fair Trade Organization's Campaign for World Fair Trade Day May 2009 was: 

BEAT POVERY

BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE

BEAT FINANCIAL CRISIS

BEAT A DRUM

09 MAY 09

A BIG DAY FOR THE PLANET

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World Fair Trade Day 2020, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates with Sabeena Ahmed

World Fair Trade Day 2020, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates with Sabeena Ahmed

This year the World Fair Trade Organization campaign has the following hastags

#PlanetFairTrade, 

#FairTradeSolidarity and 

#StayHomeLiveFair

The world is still living under Covid-19 conditions and it is paramount that I support all farmers, workers, employees, and artisans by promoting them.

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