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.

Why it’s vital that women journalists can work in safety

There has been a huge increase in the number of women journalists being detained and abused because of their work. Why is this happening? And what harm does it do to societies at large?

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