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21 October 2005

The impact of life in exile on women and girls is often paid little attention by assistance providers. The 15th chapter in the IA and WWP Toolkit looks at issues relating to refugees in conflict situations, in particular, the experiences of women and girls.

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UN conference on sexual violence in war and displacement (UNIFEM, 14/10/05)

Violence against women is not inevitable in conflict and disaster, and must be stopped - this UN conference specified how.
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Zimbabwe far from achieving gender balanced politics (Susan Chipanga, AllAfrica.com, 19/10/05)

Policies to increase women's participation in Zimbabwe have not so far improved women's lot - but education and organisation point the way forward.
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Peace Building Cyberdialogues on UNSCR 1325

On October 27, the International Women's Tribune Centre is convening a Women's Peace Building Cyber Dialogue that will connect women in 11 countries around the world in a "real time" discussion on women's role in peace building and reconstruction with an emphasis on implementation of SCR 1325. Find out more, and take part.

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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