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Rally around garment workers, Yunus urges fashion world

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Highlighting the pitiable condition of garment workers, Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has urged the fashion leaders and designers to stand up in solidarity with them all over the world.   He made the appeal while presenting the keynote speech at a UN event for first ladies in the USA, said a release of Yunus Centre on Friday.   Fashion for Development, an NGO devoted to promoting and supporting fashion industry to support development issues, honoured famous founder and editor of ‘The Beast’ Tina Brown on this occasion for her life-long devotion to standing up for women causes.   Prof Yunus handed over the Award on behalf of the ‘Fashion for Development’.   Both Tina Brown and Anna Wintour, Chief Editor of the Vogue magazine and the Guru of fashion world, spoke highly of the Nobel Laureate’s contribution to improving the life of the poor women around the world.   Prof Yunus elaborated his proposal of International Minimum wage and Happy workers Tag for improving the lives of garment workers.   Prof Yunus, Chancellor of Glasow Caledonian University, launched the new GCU campus in New York.   This 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 the Grameen America event, which has now crossed more than US$ 100 million in disbursements to 19,000 loanees through 12 branches operating in five states of the US.   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. – UNB

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