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6 October 2005

The fourth part of the Toolkit focuses on the importance of the presence of women in conflict prevention processes.
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Global news:
"Breaking the silence" (Ed Vulliamy, Guardian UK, 05/10/05)
After an almost fatal beating by her husband, Saudi Arabian TV presenter Rania al-Baz dared publicly to challenge the culture of violence against women. She discusses her impact on a worldwide problem.

The arrest of the editor of Afghanistan's Hoqooq-i-Zan (Women's Rights) magazine dims hopes for democracy. (BBC, 04/10/05)
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Resource:
Gender at work - a new knowledge network for gender equality and institutional change.

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:

Dawn Butler Labour MP for Brent Central and member of the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology

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.

Peter Smith Procurement expert and author of 'Bad Buying: How Organisations Waste Billions through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups'

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy

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