Daily Links - 10 November

10 November 2005
Have a look at the speeches given in the open debate organised for 1325 5th anniversary.


"As the fifth anniversary of Resolution 1325 is marked, women in conflict areas still have a lot of work ahead" (Juliana Omale, eastandard.net, 28/10/05)
Five years after the implementation of 1325, progress has been made, but much work still needs to be done.


"Entry into force of Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa positive step towards ending discrimination" (28/10/05)
Amnesty International USA celebrates the Entry into force of a protocol that should end discrimination.

"Woman Leads Soccer Player in Liberia" (Jonathan Paye-Layleh, guardian.co.uk, 09/11/05)
The economist and the ex-football player: Liberian elections' first poll gives Johnson-Sirleaf ahead.

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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