Daily Links - 21 October

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.


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.

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.

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.

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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