Stand by RMG workers
Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has urged fashion leaders and designers to stand up in solidarity with garment workers across the globe to improve their deplorable condition.
He made the appeal while presenting the keynote speech at a UN event for the First Ladies of the US, said a release issued by the Yunus Centre yesterday.
Prof Yunus elaborated his proposal for an international minimum wage to improve the lives of the garment workers.
At the event, Fashion for Development, an NGO devoted to promoting and supporting fashion industry, honoured the founder and editor of The Beast, Tina Brown, for her devotion for women causes.
Prof Yunus handed over the award on behalf of Fashion for Development.
Both Tina Brown and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of the Vogue magazine and the Guru of fashion world, spoke highly of Prof Yunus' contribution to improving the life of poor women around the world.
Prof Yunus, chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), also inaugurated a new campus of the university in NY at the programme.
The event was organised by GCU Vice-chancellor Pamela Gillies, UK minister, and representatives from the fashion industry and over 200 dignitaries.
Prof Yunus also attended an event of the Grameen America, which has now crossed more than $100 million in disbursements to 19,000 loanees through 12 branches operating in five US states.
He also attended the board meeting of Grameen Prima Care, which is a newly formed organisation providing affordable health insurance to the microcredit borrowers of Grameen America.