Girl Summit; Carolyn Forché; Tartan; Feminist marketing07/22/14
The UK Government and UNICEF are co-hosting Girl Summit. The aim is to end Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C), and Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in a generation. We talk to International Development Secretary Justine Greening and...
WHNews: Sharing holidays; Commonwealth sportswomen; Supporting mothers...
The pitfalls of holidaying with friends who don't share the same approach to parenting. With the opening of the Commonwealth Games just days away, who are the key sportswomen to keep an eye on? A mother's experience of seeing four of her children...
WH Collection: Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer - South African writer and activist - talks to Jenni Murray about her life and work.
Weekend WH: Brit Pop & the muslim veil
The author Yasmina Reza discusses her new book about relationships, philandering and the differences between the French and the English. The end of the summer term is fast approaching and for children in year 6 it can now come with a stretch limo, a...
Jo Swinson; Dame Maud McCarthy; Drug Mules; Jackie Kay
Jo Swinson, the Minister for Women and Equalities, discusses a new Lib Deb manifesto pledge demanding that companies with over 250 employees publish the average salaries they pay their males and female employees. Emma Foley from the Centre for Policy...
WHNews: Europe - what has the EU done for women?
Across Europe Eurosceptic and anti-European parties, like UKIP, have gained electoral ground. Defenders of the EU say it's done more for gender equality than any single nation state. Its critics say that it's one size fits all approach is failing...
Cabinet reshuffle; Warsan Shire; Women in Britpop
Who's who in the Cabinet reshuffle? Isabel Hardman of The Spectator analyses what the changes mean and Cheryl Gillan M.P. reflects on the experience of joining the Cabinet . 20 years on from Britpop - where were all the women? Jo Whiley and Sonya...
Primary school leavers; Women Bishops; Yasmina Reza; Joan Bakewell
For the children leaving primary school there are now discos, proms, and sleepovers until the end of term. Then there is the leavers' play and the inevitable tears from children and parents. Why has it got so important and emotionally charged? And is...
Women in Parliament; Islamophobia and the veil; David McKee on Elmer
Conservative MP Mary Macleod, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in Parliament, joins Jane Garvey to discuss the culture and behaviour that need to change in order to attract women into politics. Baroness Oona King talks to Jane...
WH Collection: Dian Fossey
Zoologist Dian Fossey talks about her work studying mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
WeekendWH: Keira Knightly & Triathlons
Keira Knightly moves from costume drama to wannabe pop star in her latest project. She reveals her thoughts on singing on screen and her marriage in France last summer. What is empathy? We discover why being empathetic is good for our mental health....
WHNews: Women bishops; mental health; social kissing
Next Monday the current General Synod votes on women bishops; teachers spotting mental health in pupils; Victorian parks in Manchester; the art of social kissing.
Zoologist Lucy Cooke; Plus the Perfect Pad Thai
Talking to the animals – from the archive – Dian Fossey communicating with the gorillas for whom she gave her life and today’s Lucy Cooke – advocate for sloths and frogs. The story of Red Ellen – one of the first women to take her seat in parliament –...
Child abuse in the news - a traumatic reminder for past survivors?
With child abuse constantly in the news, what’s it like for victims to be reminded of their trauma? Plus Syrian women refugees - facing a lone fight for survival, and battling to care for families under threat of violence or exploitation. Also...
WHNews: Life with a Disabled Child; Modern Slavery Bill
Life with a disabled child - a listener, Jenny, talks frankly about the realities of being the main carer of her 10 year old daughter with Downs Syndrome. Lucy Gossage, a professional Ironman triathlete and Kimberley Mangelshot, training for her first...
WHNews: Keira Knightley; Lowering Cholesterol; Staying Sane
Keira Knightley on her latest screen incarnation as a wannabe pop star in the rom-com Begin Again which is released this week. While politicians court the vote of working parents by making the case for childcare that 'wraps around' the school day, we...
WH Collection: Billie Jean King
US tennis legend Billie Jean King talks about "The Battle of the Sexes" a documentary film about her fight for equality in tennis.
Joint Enterprise; Food Rationing; Jude Palmer; ISIS
Jenni discusses the law of joint enterprise with Saj Tufail and Charlotte Henry. It’s 60 years since wartime rationing ended in 1954. Food historian Carol Harris and cook Grace Mullian talk about its legacy. The Tour de France starts in Yorkshire...
Hillary Clinton talks to Jenni about her new book "Hard Choices', about the tough decisions she faced in shaping US foreign policy. Baroness Williams celebrates her mother's stand against saturation bombing in WWII. And as Glastonbury kicks off a...
Suzy Menkes; Domestic violence; Teenagers; Gaia Vince
Suzy Menkes, the doyenne of fashion journalism. The evolution of the teenager from 1945 to today. Changing the law on reporting domestic abuse. Science writer Gaia Vince on her travels across the world looking at how humans are changing the...
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