Daily Links - 19 October

19 October 2005
Creating a system of good governance in newly rebuilt countries, is also a chance to tackle gender equality and integrate women in institutions says the 13th part of the Toolkit (by IA and WWP).

“Argentina: Women take centre stage in election campaign”
(Marcela Valente, peacewomen.org, 14/10/05)
Women have become a significant political force in Argentina over the past 10 years. But gender equality is yet to be achieved points out Marcela Valente.


"Iraq's miracle constitution"
(Reza Aslan, latimes.com, 18/10/05)
Aslan argues that Iraq’s constitution is a remarkable experiment in Islamic democracy that guards against those who would curtail women’s rights.


From the archive: “A space of freedom: the World Women’s Forum” (America Vera-Zavala, opendemocracy.net, 29/01/04)
In 2004, Mumbai's World Social Forum gave greater space than ever before to women to express themselves. America Vera-Zavala tells us about it through the lens of her Indian experience.

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?

Hear from leading global experts and commentators on what the new president and Congress must do to stem the flood of dark money and misinformation that is warping politics around the world.

Join us on Thursday 21 January, 5pm UK time/12pm EST.

Hear from:

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

Anoa Changa Journalist focusing on electoral justice, social movements and culture

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

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy 

Further speakers to be announced

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