This International Women's Day we share the story of Maria Ahmed, who recently got married and is raising her 9 month old baby girl, Inaya. Maria was one of the founding members of Charity Week Canada and has helped take the organisation from strength to strength.
37-year-old Rupali produces textile items as part of our Right to Income and Protection project in Bangladesh. Eight years ago she was abandoned by her husband, who left her struggling to raise two children. The fair wages and good working conditions have helped turn her life around.
Islamic Relief and the Muslim Charities Forum have welcomed a parliamentary committee report that highlights the problems anti-terrorism legislation causes for charities operating in conflict zones, and calls for government action.
Haj Bashir has 8 children and is living in the West Bank in Palestine. He produces fair trade olive oil which gets sold all around the world. The fair trade system has transformed his life, and now Haj is able to take care of his 16-member-strong family, without depending on anybody else for support.