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Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.

Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.
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Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.

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The Shamima Begum case. #OscarsSoMale .

2/19/2019
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A look at the issues raised by the case of Shamima Begum the 19 year old former east London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria back in 2015 to join the Islamic State group. We hear from Huda Jawad a Muslim feminist, Nimra Tahir who's a lawyer and Saiqa Ali from WARN - Women Against Radicalisation Network. As we approach this year's Oscars which has seen the #OscarsSoMale trending Jane talks to Radio 4 film podcast presenter and playwright Melody Bridge No women have been nominated in the Best...

Duration:00:52:55

Nadine Labaki, Vulvas, Films

2/18/2019
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The 2019 Oscars are on Sunday and no women are in the Best Director category. However, one woman's made it in the Best Foreign Language category. She's Nadine Labaki, the director of Capernaum. She's also the first Lebanese woman ever to be nominated for an Oscar. Capernaum is set in the slums of Beirut and follows a young boy called Zain who sues his parents for giving him life. Staying with the Oscars, this year we have the hashtag #OscarsSoMale. That’s because some categories contain no...

Duration:00:52:05

Tracey Neville Head Coach of the England Women's Netball Team, Working as a Barrister, Vaccinations

2/16/2019
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Head Coach of the England Netball Team, Tracey Neville tells us about her work to get Netball recognised as a professional sport. New research shows almost two thirds of those who left the Bar on the Western Circuit over the last six years were women. Why is it so difficult for women to progress in a career as a barrister? We hear from Sarah Langford who specialises criminal and family law and Arlene Small a specialist in family finance and children work. Cases of measles in Europe have...

Duration:00:56:51

Being a barrister, Historian Suzannah Lipscomb, Stopping Breastfeeding

2/15/2019
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New research highlights how many women leave the bar mid-career. So why is it so difficult for women to progress in a career as a barrister? We hear from a barrister currently on maternity leave and another who has returned to the profession after having children. After our programmes on feeding your baby, you told us how hard it is to find help if you’re, for whatever reason, trying to stop breastfeeding. Whether its dealing with a baby or child who doesn’t want to stop, staying full of...

Duration:00:45:21

Tracey Neville: Head Coach of the England Women’s Netball Team

2/14/2019
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Netball is played in schools across the UK, but as a professional sport has had little recognition. When the England Netball team took home Gold at the Commonwealth Games last year, that changed. Head Coach Tracey Neville joins us to discuss the impact that moment had, and what she loves so much about the game. In the UK, there are 800,000 disabled children under the age of 16 - nearly all of them live at home and are supported by their families. But what happens when their behaviour becomes...

Duration:00:45:12

Galentine's Day

2/13/2019
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How important is it to celebrate your female friendships? It's Galentine’s Day! The day before Valentine’s Day, it was first mentioned in an episode of the American sitcom Parks and Recreation nearly 10 years ago. It's now a part of card and present marketing. From identical pyjamas, to matching jewellery, to apps which help women to make friends; the concept of ‘gal pals’ or a ‘female tribe’ has become hugely commercialised. Does is matter? Claire Cohen is the Women’s Editor at the Daily...

Duration:00:42:56

Parenting: Autism

2/13/2019
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There is no single 'autism test'. But as diagnosis can lead to a child getting the right support, what do you do if you think that your child may be autistic? How do you get a diagnosis and what can you do to support your child? Jane speaks to Emma Gill whose four year old daughter has been diagnosed with autism and Dr Sarah Lister Brook, clinical lead at the National Autistic Society’s Lorna Wing.

Duration:00:15:53

Measles and childhood vaccinations, epilepsy research, the women who back Trump

2/12/2019
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Measles cases in Europe have tripled between 2017 and 2018, the highest number recorded this decade according to the World Health Organisation. We discuss parental attitudes to vaccinating children and what parents should know with Helen Bedford, Professor of Children’s Health at University College London's Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Samantha Vanderslott, social sciences researcher at Oxford Vaccine Group. There are 600,000 people in the UK with epilepsy and one third...

Duration:00:57:30

Nelson Mandela's PA, Sewing, Porn

2/11/2019
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Zelda la Grange was Nelson Mandela’s PA. She was with him for nearly 20 years and became indispensable to him, so much so that some members of his family found it hard, and still do. As for her, she regarded him as a grandfather-type figure. It’s nearly 6 years since Nelson Mandela died and now there’s a new exhibition in London about him. Zelda’s come over from South Africa to choose some of the items on display. She comes into the Woman's Hour studio to talk about her bond with Mandela,...

Duration:00:50:13

#NunsToo, Onlyness, Black female professors

2/9/2019
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Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns. Rocio Figueroa, a theologian and lecturer and Doris Reisinger Wagner tell us their experience in a discussion with Sister Sharlet Wagner, a sister of the Holy Cross and the current President of The Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States. The Football Association should increase the Women’s FA Cup Prize Fund according to Charlie Dobres from Lewes FC, the...

Duration:00:56:45

Women train drivers. The new smear test. Novelist Yvonne Battle-Felton

2/8/2019
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Southeastern trains said fewer than 5% of its drivers are women. They've launched a campaign to get forty percent of applicants to be women by 2021. Driver Kelly-Joe Ballard talks to Jane about why she loves the job. All graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC. This is after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had "helped kill" his daughter. We hear from Naomi...

Duration:00:50:49

#NunsToo: Nuns abused by priests and bishops

2/7/2019
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Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns, and says he is committed to doing more to fight the problem. Jenni speaks to survivors; Rocio Figueroa a theologian and lecturer, and author, Doris Reisinger Wagner, who were both once nuns and to Sister Sharlet Wagner, a Sister of the Holy Cross and the current President of The Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the US. A report released by the University and College...

Duration:00:47:42

Parenting: Breasts

2/6/2019
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Emma Pickett, author of The Breast Book and a former deputy head teacher says that girls and boys aren’t being taught properly about breasts. She joins Jane along with Ruby Stevenson from Brook, the sexual health and well being charity for young people, to talk about how children are informed and to give advice for parents.

Duration:00:18:12

Shelly Chopra Dhar, Women's Rights in Poland, Lucy-Anne Holmes, OCD

2/6/2019
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Human Rights Watch has concluded that the Polish government is putting women's rights and safety at risk. It says that since coming to power in 2015, the Law and Justice Party government has targeted women’s rights groups through raids and funding cuts, often with little warning and no clear rationale. Hillary Margolis explains their concerns. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga ( How I felt when I saw a Girl) is the first mainstream, commercial film featuring a Lesbian love story. We hear from...

Duration:00:42:54

Nicole Lecky in Superhoe at the Royal Court

2/5/2019
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Sasha Clayton is 24 and lives in Plaistow with her mum, step-dad and little sister. She spends most of her time scrolling through social media alone in her room. Sasha wants to singer - but she needs money to make that dream come true. Superhoe is a new play at the Royal Court Theatre in London exploring Sasha’s life, and the dangers that lie on social media for vulnerable young women. Nicole Lecky is the writer and stars in Superhoe. She discusses the play and all that she learnt whilst...

Duration:00:49:37

Catherine Simpson, Domestic Abuse, Pharmacosexuality

2/4/2019
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Catherine Simpson, on the left of the picture, comes onto Woman's Hour to talk about her memoir which is about her sister's suicide. Tricia, who was younger than Catherine, decided to take her own life when she was in her forties. Catherine's book is called When I Had A Little Sister: The Story Of A Farming Family Who Never Spoke. Every year 750,000 children see domestic abuse or are at the receiving end of it. It can have an impact on them forever. Behind Closed Doors: Through the Eyes of a...

Duration:00:53:09

Weekend Woman's Hour - Feeding Your Baby, Skin from Skunk Anansie, Body Hair Heirachy

2/2/2019
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Woman’s Hour joined forces with BBC Radio Sheffield for a series of programmes looking at how women are feeding their babies and how it makes them feel. Jane talks to their Weekend Breakfast presenter Kat Cowan who’s recently returned to work after maternity leave, following the birth of her son Cooper. Plus, we hear from other mums around the country, about what they went through whether they breast, bottle or mixed fed their babies. Skunk Anansie have brought out a new album 25LIVE@25 - a...

Duration:00:56:14

Skin from Skunk Anansie

2/1/2019
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Skunk Anansie have brought out a new album 25LIVE@25 - a compilation of live recordings from the last 25 years. It was released on Jan 25th. The band ‘turn’ 25 this year. Skin talks to Jenni and sings live in the Woman's Hour studio. Women in Saudi Arabia are tracked and monitored via a large government database and an app called Absher. We look at how difficult and dangerous it makes it for them to flee. Is this theatre world doing enough to appeal to minority groups like young women and...

Duration:00:43:18

Parenting Podcast: Feeding your baby

1/31/2019
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Woman’s Hour has joined forces with BBC Radio Sheffield for a special series of programmes looking at how women are feeding their babies and how it makes them feel. Today Jane talks to their Weekend Breakfast presenter Kat Cowan who’s recently returned to work after maternity leave, following the birth of her son Cooper. Plus hearing from other mums around the country about what they went through whether they breast, bottle or mixed fed their babies.

Duration:00:25:29

Sarah Ewart, Janice Galloway, hair and family secrets

1/31/2019
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Sarah Ewart has brought a case against the Northern Ireland Department of Health and Justice for breaching her human rights. Six years ago she travelled to England to terminate a pregnancy for a fatal foetal abnormality. She discusses her decision to bring this action. Scottish writer Janice Galloway talks about Jellyfish, her collection of short stories. Januhairy is a month-long campaign urging women to embrace their body-hair - we ask if there's a hierarchy when it comes to women and body...

Duration:00:44:54