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.

Who's getting rich from COVID-19?

Boris Johnson's government stands accused of 'COVID cronyism', after handing out staggering sums of money to controversial private firms to fight COVID-19. Often the terms of these deals are kept secret, with no value-for-money checks or penalties for repeated failures which cost lives. And many major contracts have gone directly to key Tory donors and allies – without competition.

As COVID rates across the country surge, how can we hold our leaders accountable? Meet the lawyers, journalists and politicians leading the charge in our free live discussion on Thursday 1 October at 5pm UK time.

Hear from:

Peter Geoghegan Investigations editor, openDemocracy, and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Jolyon Maugham Barrister and founder of the Good Law Project.

Layla Moran Liberal Democrat MP (TBC)

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy

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