Syeda Ghulam Fatima – Global Citizen Award Holder For Her Efforts To End Bonded Labor
Syeda Ghulam Fatima works for the betterment of bonded labor in Pakistan and is known for advocating compliance of International Labor Organisation’s key labor standards in Pakistan. Fatima rose to prominence when photographer Brandon Stanton featured her picture and story on his Humans of New York photo-blog. He later went on to raise over $1.3 million for her organization. She was also recognized for advocating legal entitlements of the neglected working-class brick kiln workers, as well as female domestic and home-based workers.
Commonly known and recognized as a Labour rights activist, Syeda Ghulam Fatima, general secretary of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan (BLLF), was presented with the Clinton Global Citizen Award 2015 for leadership in civil society.
“I wanted to build something that will live on after me,” These are the words of Fatima, who recognized a problem and tried to change it with her compassion and hard work!
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.