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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.

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Anoa Changa Journalist focusing on electoral justice, social movements and culture

Peter Geoghegan openDemocracy investigations editor and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Josh Rudolph Fellow for Malign Finance at the Alliance for Securing Democracy

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