Uzma Naheed honoured with International award by World Trade Center

Millat Times 


Uzma Naheed, famous social activist has received a prestiguous international award for her exemplary work for women mainly to uplift them economically and socially. Her programs under her NGO IIWA is recognized for women empowerment at national level in India The award was given to her by the Councel Genernal of Sri Lanka in a Global Economic Summit organised by World Trade Centre Mumbai today. Addressing to the the augest gathering of delagates from 25 countries she narrated a story of a mother who was thrown out of the house by her 5 sons, she was fainted by this harsh act of her own sons and was lying whole night on a road with dogs trying to bite her hands.She said this incident made her so restless that she vowed to empower women.She said that there are two problems of poor women who have art in their hands: ‘what to make and where to sell’? IIWA solved these problems. IIWA is an NGO of the women and more than 3000 women are manufacturing 150 products with high quality. It is very impotant to open avenues for them specially to promote them. UZMA says We do not want our customers to do charity since the product manufactured by these women conforms to the international standard and quality at competitive price. It is sad that a majority of workers manufacturing beautiful Indian handi crafts are by Muslim women but they work as petty labourers. IIWA is a confluence where opportunities meet talent.[ on this 6th Global Summit key note address was by Dr Mokhisakituji, sec General United Nations for trade and Development Geneva, Ms DhondyTembo, Deputy exc Directorint trade centre, Ms Michaele Markova Honourable Minister of labour and social affair of Crech Republic, Ms Nora K Terrado, under sec Dept of trade & industries Phillipines were hoouring the stage. beside these guests the delegation from consolates of Iran Indoneshia Malyshia Nepal SriLanka Bangladesh and many more were gracing the event. The world trade centre is offering one year membership for Enterprenurs too.