Daily Links - 18 October

18 October 2005

Implementing the Rule of Law is critical at the end of a conflict. The 12thpart of the Toolkit what opportunities this process can bring to women in societies emerging from conflict (by IA and WWP).


“In Bogota, All-Female Team Runs City for Mayor”
(Angela Castellanos, womensenews.org, 18/10/05)
20 women as minor mayors in Bogotá to clean up corruption. What are the achievements of such a team?


“Chief' followers - Show's fans say TV's female president could shape political reality” (Lauren Beckham Falcone, theedge.bostonherald.com, 18/10/05)
TV new series, "Commander in Chief" tries giving a new look at gender politics.


“Islam’s women under Western eyes” (Gema Martín-Muñoz, openDemocracy.net, 9/10 /02)
What’s behind the veil? Gema Martín-Muñoz tackles the Western representation of Muslim women.

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals

To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.

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