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!
I support fairtrade because I believe in the the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.
The Ten Principles of Fair Trade
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the fairtrade women powerhouses of the world who have supported my work over the past 12 years.
Thank you for supporting me in 2008 when I first wrote to you about starting a Fair Trade movement in the UAE. #MonaElSayed @fairtradeegypt
The Fair Trade Egypt Brand Logo
Thank you Roopa Mehta (Apa) @sasha_fairtrade and President of the World Fair Trade Organization for visiting me in Dxb and telling me to keep my head down and work hard!
Roopa Mehta President of the World Fair Trade Organization
Me with Gulshan Bibi (Brown Scarf) and family
Sabah Pakistan Wall Hanging
Thank you to the Founder of Selyn Fairtrade, Sri Lanka Mrs Sandra Wanduragala @selynfairtrade for your passion for organic cotton and education.
Mrs Sandra Wanduragala Founder of Selyn Sri Lanka
Thank you Wafa and the ladies from the #NajmaAlSubah Cooperative @FairTradeLeb for your warmth and hospitality during my visit to Lebanon 2016.
Wafa of the Najma Al Subah Cooperative
Fair Trade Lebanon Brand Logo
Love and respect for the one and only CEO and Founder of Tara Projects Dehli, India.
Ms Moon Sharma (Apa) for your time and kindness. Hope to see you again very soon insha'Allah! My visit to Dehli is like a dream come true!
Apa - Moon Sharma and Me
No International Women's Day would be complete without a mention for my late mother and grandmother. My Paradise!
No words to express the endless love and prayers for my beloved mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano and late grandmother Shamsun Nisa
Me with my beloved grandmother Shamsun Nisa (late)
My Paradise my mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano (late)
Miss you both so much!
Love, peace and blessings to all fairtrade producers and artisans on International Women's Day 21!
Together We Are Stronger!!!
So here I am for the ninth consecutive year participating in the Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind The Label.
This year the challenge commences 17th February - 31st March 2021.
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.
The six items challenge means I choose six items of clothing to wear for six weeks.
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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