Daily Links - 17 October

17 October 2005

Transitional justice systems play a key part in reconciliation. The Toolkit’s 11th section highlights the role women play in this process (by IA and WWP).

LIBERIA: Girl power takes centre stage as elections near (irinnews.org 7 Oct 2005)
Are the elections in Liberia going to be a model of gender equality?


"The Relevance of Gender for Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction" (Carol Cohn with Felicity Hill and Sara Ruddick, Disarmament Diplomacy, No. 80, Autumn 05)
Why do women have something very different to say about disarmament? This article focuses on weapons from small arms to WMDs.


From the archive: “I was a child soldier”  (Osman Bah, opendemocracy.net, 22/01/04). Is Liberia going to change? The experience of a child soldier makes us wish for it.

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