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14 October 2005

How to make sure a country's security sector does not turn into an oppressive force at the end of a conflict? Increase the role of women in the community, proposes the 10th part of the Toolkit (by IA and WWP).
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Would the election of Hillary Clinton as US president change gender inequities? (feministing.com, 14/10/05)

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"Was Women's Vote a Roar, or a Whisper?"  (Rousbeh Legatis, ipsnews.net, 27/09/05)
Rousbeh Legatis gathers different reactions on women’s participation in the Afghan elections.
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From the archive:
“Kabul spring: the poor place their bets” (Wendell Steavenson, openDemocracy.net 30/ 10/02)
Wendell Steavenson's journey through Afghanistan sheds light on everyday life in Kabul through 5 stories.

How is the British police crackdown bill a threat to democracy?

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill creates new stop-and-search powers, allows the police to put more conditions on protests, and threatens Gypsy and Traveller rights to roam.

It's been met with mass protests from Bristol to Belfast. Is this bill a threat to our human rights – and is there any stopping it now?

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Moya Lothian-Mclean Politics editor at gal-dem
Luke Smith Founder of GRT [Gypsy, Roma and Traveller] Socialists
Zarah Sultana Labour MP
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