Daily Links - 13 October

13 October 2005

After a conflict, disarming individuals and making the land safe again is a hard mission. What happens to small arms, light weapons and landmines is decisive, as the ninth part of the Toolkit shows (by IA and WWP).
“Ending poverty means helping women” (UN Population Fund, taipeitimes.com,13/10/05)
The UN says the Millennium Goal won’t be achieved unless the international community focuses more on women’s rights.
Marian’s Blog
Marian Douglas, a black feminist, blogs about 1325 and women around the world
From our archive: “Iraq’s war on women” (Lesley Abdela, openDemocracy.net, 18/07/05)
Lesley Abdela drops the veil on conditions for women in Iraq.

How can Americans fight dark money and disinformation?

Violence, corruption and cynicism threaten America's flagging democracy. Joe Biden has promised to revive it – but can his new administration stem the flow of online disinformation and shady political financing that has eroded the trust of many US voters?

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Emily Bell Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism and director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

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

Josh Rudolph Fellow for Malign Finance at the Alliance for Securing Democracy

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