[The award was conferred on Uzma Nahid by the Councel Genernal of Sri Lanka at the Global Economic Summit organised by World Trade Centre Mumbai on Tuesday.]
Mumbai: Uzma Naheed, renowned Social Activist and Founder of India International Women’s Alliance (IIWA) on Tuesday received a prestiguous International Award World Trade Centre Mumbai in recognition of her exemplary work to empower economically and socially the underprivileged women at national level in India.
The award was conferred on Uzma Nahid by the Councel Genernal of Sri Lanka at the Global Economic Summit organised by World Trade Centre Mumbai on Tuesday.
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 and skill, "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", Uzam said, "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 handicrafts are Muslim women but they work as petty labourers. IIWA is a confluence where opportunities meet talent", she said.
On this 6th Global Summit the key note address was by Dr Mokhisakituji, Secretary 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-Secretary Dept of Trade & Industries Phillipines shared their views.
Beside these guests, the delegation from Consolates of Iran, Indonesia, Malysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and many more graced the event.