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4 November 2005


“Mainstreaming Men into Gender and Development” by Sylvia Chant and Matthew Gutmann. An Oxfam Working Paper, which aims to incorporate men in gender and development interventions at the grassroots level.

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Women and War Economies. “The challenges of war economies: the role of the international community and civil society organisation” by Volker Boge and Angelika Spelten

A paper in the Berghof-Handbook series, which discusses the ‘Lack of Gender Sensitivity’ in recent war economy studies. It argues that this gender insensitivity is reflected in policy recommendations and concludes that to amend this, the neglect of the specific role of women in the combat economy, the shadow economy and the coping economy deserve more detailed study.

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"Women in Decision Making - Achieving Peace and Economic Justice"

This conference will explore how women are making decisions in conflict and post conflict regions, what UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security has achieved and how it can be strengthened, as well as the ways in which economic injustices affect women and how they can be empowered. Is it possible to prepare a UN resolution on economic justice and women modelled on SCR 1325? For list of speakers, more information and registration, click here.

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“Trafficking of women in Eastern Europe: Understanding the issues”
(22 Jan. 2005) In this article Rochelle Jones (Association for Women’s Rights in Development) interviews La Strada-Ukraine on their program on the prevention of trafficking of women from Central and Eastern Europe.

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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