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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

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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