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BritBanglaCovid recieves an invitation to APPG on Vaccinations for All

On behalf of Dr. Philippa Whitford MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vaccinations for All, I am pleased to invite you to our in-person breakfast event in partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: ' Lessons from the Pandemic '. To commemorate World Immunisation Week, the event will take place on  Tuesday, 25th April 2023 at 9am-10:15am in Parliament  (final confirmation on the room to follow)   and feature a panel of high-level speakers, including Dr Seth Berkley, who will be in London for the last time as Gavi's CEO for this event. Further details will be shared in due course. In the meantime, please respond to this email to RSVP and do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any queries. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards
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BritBanglaCovid seeks talents for Book and art Exhibition

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British Bangladeshi women: past, present and Covid - a public meeting (Recorded)

It was such a joy to hear from a diverse range of women's experience of British Bangladeshi origin as part of the International Women's History Month in Britain. Ripon Ray, founder of BritBanglaCovid would especially like to thank her Honour Judge Khatun Sapnara for stewarding the public meeting in such a delicate manner as Julie Begum, Jusna Begum, Ummul Chowdhury, Rukeya Miah, Rezna Khatun, Hasina Momtaz and Meghna Uddin and Tanzila Zaman shared their sensitive life experiences to the wider communities in Britain and beyond. It was no doubt a privilege and an honour to have listened to such experiences as BritBanglaCovid comes to the end of its campaign against Covid-19 in order to support the Bangladeshi community in Britain from the pandemic. I hope British Bangladeshi women feel proud of what they have achieved so far in Britain in order for the future generation of Bangladeshi women to gain confidence recognising the solidarity in their struggles.

British Bangladeshi Women: Past, Present and Covid online public Meeting

Register here:  link This event is brought to you by BritBanglaCovid and supported by Oxford University and Swadhinata Trust to get British Bangladeshi women talk about issues that matter to them. There are misconceptions about Bangladeshi women linked with force marriages, oppressed, and being submissive to men among so many different stereo types. Also, how did the pandemic impact Bangladeshi women? Let's find out about it as part of the Women's History Month from the point of view of British Bangladeshi women (in English). As part of this meeting on 13 March 2022 at 3pm on Zoom, Bangladeshi women practitioners, writers and and community leaders are to share their experience as never done before. This event is co-hosted by Her Honour Judge Khatun Sapnara and Ripon Ray. Thank you for listening to the voices of British Bangladeshi women during the pandemic! The event is open to everyone regardless of your race, and gender Register here:  link