Shohel belongs to the Hajong community of Bangladesh’s plain land. Since childhood, he has seen the challenges faced by marginalised communities such as the Hajong. For example, indigenous communities worldwide tend to be at higher risk from emerging infectious diseases compared to other populations. Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic poses a disproportionate threat to indigenous peoples across the globe. It has the potential to exacerbate existing inequalities and amplify pre-existing barriers to health care, social services and key preventative measures. Such disparities—and other injustices against indigenous peoples—motivated Shohel to work in the human rights sector.
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International White Cane Day on 15 October is an occasion where people who are blind celebrate and reflect on the importance of the cane as a mobility device and how it assists with independence and societal inclusion.
The Kiribati Facility has been working with Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT) to address a need for improved access to menstrual hygiene products. Most supplies are currently available off-campus. This can affect female students’ attendance when they are in need of products.