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11 October 2005

Once a conflict ends, reconstruction begins. The 7th part of the Toolkit investigates the importance of gender-sensitive approaches to post-conflict reconstruction.

1325 on trial, Counsel Opening: lack of implementation of 1325
(Harriet Babbitt, womenwagingpeace.net , 03/03/04)
If women make a difference, did 1325?

Perceptions of the Darfur community on the effects of the conflict on women and girls
(Kathambi Kinoti, AWID.org, 23/09/2005)
Victim of sexual violence and head of the household: how does the horror of Darfur affect women and girls? Kathambi Kinoti reviews the UNICEF report

"I was a woman in a warrior's world". (Janis Karpinski, The Guardian, 11/10/05)
The Abu Ghraib prison commander on her experience during the abuse scandal.

From our archive: "Intimate enemies: the inner dynamics of peace" (Gabrielle Rifkind, openDemocracy.net, 27/2/2002)
Gabrielle Rifkind, a group psychotherapist, analyses why peace processes' failures can find their roots in human relations

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals


To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.


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