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26 October 2005
Women are willing to make a difference on the international theater. But can children? The last part of the Toolkit (by IA and WWP) underlines the plight facing so many young civilians in war-torn countries.

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“In Lesotho and Swaziland, AIDS Activates Women” (Nicole Itano, womensenews.org, 24/10/05)
Yesterday’s Toolkit (by IA and WWP) showed how AIDS threatened women as a physical and social disease. In Africa some women decided to fight against it.

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“Japan panel wants women on throne”
(news.bbc.co.uk, 25/10/05)
Will the Japanese Parliament agree on putting a woman on the throne? Also read comments from readers all around the world.

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From the archive: "Japan: from the divine to the human" (Misaki Kamouchi, openDemocracy.net, 23/05/02)
Three years ago, Misaki Kamouchi already stated that Japan’s future is female.

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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