12 April 2011

Shaikha Fatima opens Charity Bazar for trafficking victims

The proceeds of which will be used to help the victims of human trafficking, on the premises of the union. Shaikha Alyaziah bint Zayed Al Nahyan was present at the opening ceremony. The Charity Bazar, which will run for three days, is intended to raise funds to help women and children who have become the victims of the transnational crime of human trafficking. Most of them are given shelter by the Ewaa shelter homes supported by the UAE Red Crescent.Shaikha Fatima donated Dh1 million to the Ewaa shelter homes and launched the Ewaa web portal. She then toured around the GWU headquarters and visited the new facilities for the child visitation centre managed by the union. The visitation centre is intended to facilitate separated or divorced parents to visit their children. Shaikha Fatima hailed the efforts of the officials looking after the centre. The Charity Bazar, jointly organised by the GWU and the Ewaa shelter homes with support from the Flower and Garden Group and the TwoFour54, offers leather products, women?s garments as well as handicrafts made by the inmates of the shelter homes. Executive Director of the Ewaa shelter homes Sarah Shuhail expressed gratitude to Shaikha Fatima for her patronage of the charity event.