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27 October 2005

Women, War, Peace and Violence Against Women. (womenwarpeace.org)
What is violence against women? Women War Peace defines it, shows what can be done, and highlights the work of UNIFEM.

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“Women advocating for resolution 1325 in the democratic Republic of Congo”
(1325 PeaceWomen E-News Issue #10, peacewomen.org, 4/10/02)
After years of tensions between Congolese women and their government, 1325 was implemented in 2002.

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“Iran: Tehran Bans Movies That Promote Nihilism And Feminism” (Golnaz Esfandiari, rferl.org, 24/10/05)
Is the new ban on foreign movies the start of a new era of more restrictive cultural policies in the Islamic Republic of Iran?

More on Iran's trouble with cinema here.

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Listen to Peggy Antrobus as she explains why she thinks that the women’s movement is in crisis

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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