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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.

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:

Dawn Butler Labour MP for Brent Central and member of the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology

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.

Peter Smith Procurement expert and author of 'Bad Buying: How Organisations Waste Billions through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups'

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy

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