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25 October 2005

HIV/AIDS is a threat to a country’s stability. The 17th slice of the Toolkit focuses on showing how women are twice victims of the disease and its social consequences (by IA and WWP).

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Two of the founders of The Jerusalem Link, Terry Greenblatt and Maha Abu-Dayyeh Shamas talk about their project: an International Women's Committee on peace and justice in the Middle East. (zpluspartners.com, 09/09/05)

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“Woman's Day Off: over 50,000 people congregate in Reykjavík Center” (icelandreview.com, 25/10/05)
Find out how the protest by women in Iceland went.

Here's why Iceland's women are trying to make a difference. (feministinn.is)

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From our archive: “The Gap that Divides Us” (Emily Barroso, openDemocracy.net, 26/04/04)
Emily Barroso reflects on injustice through her life experience in Rhodesia and her enlightening travel to Burma

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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