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28 October 2005

'Security Council urges protecting women in war, empowering them as peacemakers', (UN news centre, 28/10/05)

Find out what the Security Council has to say about Resolution 1325, five years after its adoption.
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Benin is the 14th country to ratify the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. One more country is needed to bring it into force - and there are unconfirmed reports that Togo has become that 15th. (pambazuka.org, 27/10/05)
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'We the women: why conflict mediation is not just a job for men', (Antonia Potter, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, 28/10/05)

Why are there very few senior women mediators in the UN, governments, regional organisations and NGOs involved in peace making work? This report looks into a missed opportunity for peace and suggests practical solutions. 

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The International Women's Media Foundation believes "no press is truly free unless women share an equal voice". In October and November they are presenting awards to courageous women journalists, and their site highlights the women and their work.

Plus, Bongiwe Zwane on her experiences as a female editor (NWMIndia.org), and Lynn Barber on women journalists (Guardian UK, 18/09/05). 

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In Barcelona, the First International Congress on Islamic Feminism is taking place, to discuss "gender jihad" and work in the field of women's rights in the Islamic World.

Trade deals, Brexit and disaster capitalism

If you're tired of Brexit, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Is the UK joining Trumpland? Does this explain Boris Johnson's kamikaze EU negotiating strategy? And could beating this deal begin a challenge to the iniquities of the global economy?

Join us for a free live discussion at 5pm UK time, 24 September

In conversation:

Nick Dearden Director of Global Justice Now and author of 'Trade Secrets: The Truth about the US Trade Deal and How We Can Stop It'

Caroline Molloy Editor of openDemocracyUK and ourNHS

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