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Women

Enough is enough! Demonstrating for peace in Cyprus

A small group of Cypriot women, calling themselves “Hands Across the Divide”, has started actively campaigning for peace in Cyprus.

The path to democracy?

Just how much freedom have women in Afghanistan actually gained since the interim government was put in place late last year, and what is the prospect for real change for them to become ci

Janet Bloomfield, Tim Knock, Pamela Meidell, 'And the Fence Came Tumbling Down'

Atomic Mirror 2001. VHS/PAL format, running time 10mins. More info see http://www.atomicmirror.org

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We'moon on the Wall 2002 Calendar

Mother Tongue Ink, http://www.wemoon.ws, US$12.95.

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Susie Jacobs, Ruth Jacobsen and Jennifer Marchbank (eds), 'States of Conflict: Gender, Violence and Resistance'

Zed Books 2000, 246 pp. ISBN 1 85649 656 2

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Guiomar Rovira, 'Women of Maize: indigenous women and the Zapatista rebellion'

Latin America Bureau, 2000. ISBN 1 899365 30 3. £8.99

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Women win prizes!

On 8 March the United Nations Development Fund for Women and International Alert awarded Women in Black, Belgrade, among others, their millennium peace prize.

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Command and control: the economies of militarised prostitution

Military occupation creates new economies, andin countries devastated by war prostitution offers women an opportunity to earn a living. Sian Jones looks at the commodification of women by and for soldiers, aid workers and the traffickers.

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War Resisters League 2001 Peace Calendar, 'Earthshaking Women: 20th Century Rebels and Peacemakers'

Published by War Resisters League, 339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012, USA. tel +1 212 228 0450; fax 228 6193; email wrl@igc.org. Price £8.99 from Housmans

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Kathleen O'Shea, 'Women on the row: revelations from both sides of the bars'

Firebrand Books, New York, 184pp. ISBN 1 56341 124 5. US$12.95

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