Daily Links - 12 October

12 October 2005
Women and female fighters offer unique perspectives for peace-building after conflict. The 8th part of the Toolkit discusses how essential these can be to disarmament and achieving sustainable peace.

Human Rights Record of the US in 2004
(Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, english.people.com.cn, 03/03/05)
The United States of America: country of civil rights? The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2004 allows us to wonder.


In 2004 Zhang Yishan recalled the specific policies promoting gender equality in the People’s Republic of China.


From the archive: “A letter to the British people from a refugee activist” (Zrinka Bralo, openDemocracy.net, 11/12/03)
Zrinka Bralo arrived in the UK from a war-torn Yugoslavia. She discusses being a refugee in the UK, and examines British "nationhood". 

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:

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.

Layla Moran Liberal Democrat MP (TBC)

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy

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