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3 November 2005


UNIFEM Currents is an e-mail newsletter which provides timely information on international women's issues and UNIFEM activities around the globe.

The July/August 2005 issue offers articles on subject matters ranging from Iraqi women's efforts to ensure the place of women's rights considerations in the drafting of Iraq's new constitution to UNIFEM's work supporting the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Gender Caucus to ensure that gender issues are integrated in the WSIS.

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“Security on whose terms? If men and women were equal” is a report that discusses the link between development, security and women's rights. It argues that when women are insecure or threatened and have limited freedom of movement, they cannot participate in peace and democracy-work on the same conditions as men. Women¹s lack of security is in itself a threat to peace. Click here to access the full report.

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From our archives: ‘Nation as trauma, Zionism as question: Jacqueline Rose interviewed’ by Rosemary Bechler

"For me, victimhood is an event – something that happens to you. If you turn it into an identity, you have created a profound internal problem for yourself. Of course men do things to women, but feminism must not be a politics based on the notion of the woman as victim; because this both disempowers women and makes the relationship between violation and what it is possible to be, too monolithic."                

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”Gender Justice and Accountability in Peace Support Operations: Closing the Gaps” Pam Spees (International Alert, Feb. 2004)

This policy briefing examines the challenges and obstacles to ensuring gender justice and accountability in the context of international peace support operations (PSO) and presents a framework of model provisions and guidelines that provide a set of standards for mediators as well as facilitators involved in peace support operations.

Why we're suing over the £23m NHS data deal with 'spy tech' firm Palantir

Right as the NHS battles 'vaccine hesitancy', why is the government giving a CIA-backed firm – whose spyware has been accused of creating ‘racist’ feedback loops in US policing – a major, long-term role in handling our personal health information, and in England's cherished NHS?

Get the inside story from the journalists and lawyers battling to force transparency from the government on what they're doing with public money – and our health records.

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