Daily Links - 11 October

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

Who's getting rich from COVID-19?

Boris Johnson's government stands accused of 'COVID cronyism', after handing out staggering sums of money to controversial private firms to fight COVID-19. Often the terms of these deals are kept secret, with no value-for-money checks or penalties for repeated failures which cost lives. And many major contracts have gone directly to key Tory donors and allies – without competition.

As COVID rates across the country surge, how can we hold our leaders accountable? Meet the lawyers, journalists and politicians leading the charge in our free live discussion on Thursday 1 October at 5pm UK time.

Hear from:

Dawn Butler Labour MP for Brent Central and member of the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology

Peter Geoghegan Investigations editor, openDemocracy, and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Jolyon Maugham Barrister and founder of the Good Law Project.

Peter Smith Procurement expert and author of 'Bad Buying: How Organisations Waste Billions through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups'

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy

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