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BritBanglaCovid seeks talents for Book and art Exhibition

Pandemic struggles of Bangladeshis in Britain SHALL not be forgotten BritBanglaCovid wants to create a book and exhibition work to celebrate Bangladeshi culture and history during the pandemic seeks talents for: 1. A book to edit, proof read, gather written stories and campaign materials from BritBanglaCovid blog and make them accessible to wider public 2. An art exhibition - apply for funding and curate art work to show the work to local communities to encourage positive health messaging and celebrate Bangladeshi culture and history YOU ARE TAKING PART IN MAKING HISTORY!
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Vaccination worker abandoned Uber driving and joined vaccination campaign to save lives

A local campaigner encourages community vaccination. Onupom Rahman, who  gave up being an Uber driver because he could not survive on nil income during the pandemic, is now working as vaccination worker in the East End of London to get his community members vaccinated and save lives.  Onupum lost two aunts to Covid-19. He  also felt insecure about working as Uber driver because passengers who he was  serving may be carrier of Covid-19. He then completely abandoned the trade as he was getting no income. Once Covid-19 vaccination was  underway, Onupom quickly joined Tower Hamlets Council's vaccination team to make sure he was saving lives of his community members. He is BritBanglaCovid's hero!

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

During pandemic mother spreads message of hope & paradise after life through jewellery design in memory of dead son

In memory of her dead son, Hasina Momtaz  spreads the message of  hope and paradise  after life through jewellery design to connect with Muslim community during pandemic. Early life in London Hasina came to the UK in the mid 1970s. She settled in Croydon, south London, from Bangladesh. She could not speak a word of English and was being bullied at school. ‘I remember nobody wanted to be my friend and the teacher assigned somebody to be my friend to look after me and make sure I was okay.’ Although she made south London her home, there was something unsettling for Hasina as a teenanger. ‘So   from the age of that 16, 17, I almost felt like I was on borrowed time because the school that I was at there were three or four Bangladeshi girls who all got taken out of school at the age of 16 and ...actually shipped back home… and married off there against their will.’ She confessed that she also felt the pressure from her father to get married. ‘I was determined that at least I was going to go

British Bangladeshi group highest vaccine uptake in London

The British government published Covid-19 Disparities Report on 3 December 2021.  It states the following:  'The Bangladeshi group was the only ethnic group...the highest rate of vaccine uptake at 91.7%' If you remember that  during the first wave of the pandemic, Black African and Caribbean communities working in health and social were affected due to their occupational risk.  During the second wave Bangladeshi and Pakistani groups were high risk because they were more likely than others to live in multi-generational houses. We must celebrate such a vaccination among Bangladesh is in London. 

Future of Covid from Bangladeshi & other minority communities public meeting a success! (recorded)

What a lovely group of passionate people attended the 7th Zoom public meeting organised by  BritBanglaCovid ,  since beginning of the pandemic, on 9th January at 3pm when we could easily have left everything for a day of sunshine! As usual, we covered Covid-19 in a very intelligent way and for which I am so grateful to my panelists:  Professor Patrick Vernon OBE FrHistS , Rokhsana Fiaz (Mayor of Newham)  Chris Tang ,  Rachel Blake ,  Shirina Ali  and others. We have covered from health, community, local authority, and most importantly, from the perspective of structural inequality that had already existed in our community when it comes to the question of Bangladeshis and other minority communities in London. It was such a pleasure to hear from everyone. There would not have been  BritBanglaCovid   without your support and belief in BritBanglaCovid! Thank you for being part of   BritBanglaCovid  world! ‘'Bangladeshi group was the only ethnic group...the highest vaccine uptake at 91.