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Do Everyday Goods Fuel War?

Wars in developing countries may seem remote from us in Ireland. In Focus76 Derek O’Halloran wrote that the link may be as close as the humble can of beans. From expensive luxuries like diamonds, to mundane necessities like tin cans and mobile phone components, many of the goods we use in our daily lives come from conflict regions. Because of a lack of accountability and traceability, our

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Focus 93 Reviews and Culture

Weapon of War, Documentary film. Weapon of War is the second film in a series of three documentaries about sexual violence used systematically against women and girls.   The normalisation of sexual violence is approached from the perpetrators’ point of view in the context of the decades long conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This uncompromising documentary shows how a war-torn country without

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