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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

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English

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Episodes

Women, alcohol and lockdown, The Equal Pay Act at 50, Public toilets, Giving birth in lockdown

5/30/2020
An editorial in the British Medical Journal reported that one in five harmful and dependent drinkers got the help they needed, and now the proportion will be lower. How do you cope with an alcohol problem under lockdown? We hear the experience of a listener, the journalist Catherine Renton who has been sober for over 3 years, and from Julia Sinclair, professor of Addiction Psychiatry, University of Southampton and consultant in alcohol addiction. She’s also chair of the Royal College of...

Duration:00:54:46

The Equal Pay Act at 50, Rachael Hearson Health Visitor, Public Toilets

5/29/2020
It’s fifty years since the Equal Pay Act became law, though employers were given a couple of years to prepare for the change to take effect. The legislation followed the strike of a group of women machinists at the Ford factory in Dagenham who wanted to be paid just as a man would for doing skilled work. It set out that an individual can claim equal pay for work of equal value. However, it’s proved tricky over the years for women to find out what their male comparators were earning. It’s...

Duration:00:48:48

Woman's Hour: The Equal Pay Act at 50, Rachael Hearson Health Visitor, Public Toilets

5/29/2020
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

Duration:00:45:00

Women, alcohol & lockdown; Jenny Colgan; Michele Roberts

5/28/2020
Last week an editorial in the BMJ reported that before Covid-19 only one in five harmful and dependent drinkers got the help they needed, and now the proportion will be lower. There is concern for those struggling with dependence and those on the brink of dependence. How do you cope with an alcohol problem under lockdown? And what support is out there? We hear the experience of a listener, the journalist Catherine Renton who has been sober for over 3 years and from Julia Sinclair, professor...

Duration:00:45:41

Woman's Hour: Women, alcohol & lockdown; Jenny Colgan; Michele Roberts

5/28/2020
How do you cope with an alcohol problem under lockdown? And what support is out there?

Duration:00:45:00

Office Cleaners, Cassa Pancho, Jackie Kay

5/27/2020
The UK cleaning sector is worth almost £50bn a year to the country’s economy. It employs more than 900,000 people, mostly women. Right now, many are vulnerable. Some feel they won't be able to stop working if they fall ill or have to self- isolate because they can't afford it. Jenni speaks to Katy, a cleaner. Also Maria Gonzalez who's an employment barrister and Janet Macleod who's a Unite representative Cassa Pancho set up Ballet Black twenty years ago. It's a professional ballet company...

Duration:00:45:56

Woman's Hour: Office Cleaners, Cassa Pancho, Jackie Kay

5/27/2020
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

Duration:00:45:00

Troopers, Billionaires, Postnatal Support

5/26/2020
TROOPERS is a new series of ours starting today. It's about the women in our communities who get things done, and many of them are volunteers. We begin with Margaret Johnson who works as a volunteer at Chester Storyhouse which is a cinema, theatre and library. She runs the Chatter and Natter group. We've got more on the Dominic Cummings situation and his trip to Durham. Katy Balls from the Spectator and Helen Lewis from the Atlantic discuss things said in last night's press conference which...

Duration:00:50:36

Woman's Hour: Troopers, Billionaires, Postnatal Support

5/26/2020
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

Duration:00:45:00

Having a baby in lockdown

5/25/2020
We hear from you about what it’s like to be pregnant, give birth and look after a new baby in the Covid-19 lockdown. Antenatal, labour and post-natal care has had to transform in the last two months, in order to combat the virus. Pregnant women are considered a vulnerable group to Covid and are recommended to self-isolate for their third trimester. Routine face-to-face appointments have been reduced and more is being done by phone. The way you give birth may have had to change, and partners...

Duration:00:54:37

Woman's Hour: Having a baby in lockdown

5/25/2020
Being pregnant, giving birth and having a new-born during the global pandemic.

Duration:00:45:00

Laura Wright, Extended Maternity Leave, Baroness Doreen Lawrence

5/23/2020
The soprano Laura Wright tells us about her new single released with The Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London to mark Mental Health Awareness week. Baroness Doreen Lawrence discusses why the Labour Party are conducting its own enquiry into why people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are more than four times more likely to die as a result of Covid-19 than their white counterparts. Two twenty-somethingsJackie Adedeji and Erin Bradshaw tell us how life has changed for...

Duration:00:56:53

Woman's Hour: Laura Wright, Extended Maternity Leave, Baroness Doreen Lawrence

5/23/2020
Laura Wright, Extended Maternity Leave, Baroness Doreen Lawrence.

Duration:01:00:00

Singer Laura Wright, Covid-19 and Oestrogen, Professor Heather Viles and Covid-19 and Fashion.

5/22/2020
The soprano Laura Wright first came to prominence when she won the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year in 2005 aged just 15. A lover of sport, she’s well known for her performances at huge sporting events from the FA Cup Final, British Grand Prix, Invictus Games and being England Rugby team’s first ever official anthem singer. She tells Jenni how during lockdown she has been using her voice by working with organisations and charities to address the challenges of isolation. To mark Mental...

Duration:00:45:21

Baroness Doreen Lawrence. Author Glennon Doyle. Covid-19 and the impact on women's jobs

5/21/2020
Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Labour’s race relations adviser. What will be the long term impact of Covid-19 on women in the workforce? Plus as just over 400 prisoners and more than 500 prison staff in England and Wales have tested positive for the virus, how's the pandemic affected the way prison and probation officers carry out their work. We hear from Anita, who’s a prison officer at a male young offenders institute and Ellen who’s a probation officer in Leicester. And Jenni talks to the best...

Duration:00:43:36

Supporting young mental health

5/20/2020
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at why it’s important to discuss mental health and trauma with young people. The Mental Health Foundation reports that 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. Why does this matter and what impact can it have on a child’s progression and adulthood? Ebinehita Iyere is a youth practitioner and works with young people who have experienced trauma or...

Duration:00:44:30

Should maternity leave be extended for corona-era parents?

5/19/2020
The parents of a six month old have set up a petition asking the government to extend maternity leave by an extra three months. They believe that the lockdown has meant parents have missed out on the usual things you’d do on maternity, putting them at a disadvantage. There’s already been a parliamentary Q&A about this, and the signatures are still coming in. It’s not know yet whether it’ll be debated in the House of Commons but there will be another Q&A session on Thursday this week. Jane...

Duration:00:50:37

Repeat Attenders, Lockdown in your 20s, Kindness

5/18/2020
What makes someone want to go to see the same show at the theatre time and time again? We talk to documentary maker Mark Dooley about his film, Repeat Attenders – which follows some of musical theatre’s super-fans – and to Gudrun Mangel who features in the film and has found the confidence to be herself as a huge fan of Starlight Express. Most young people are at low risk of catching or falling seriously ill because of COVID-19 but it’s still having a serious impact. From future job...

Duration:00:50:47

Woman and boundaries, Ida B Wells, Cycling, Dementia

5/16/2020
How do you manage to create boundaries between work and home during lockdown? Dr Yasin Rofcanin, of the University of Bath’s School of Management discusses his new research exploring how COVID-19 is impacting our understanding of boundaries. We also hear from Chloë Davies, head of PR and Partnerships at myGwork, and Melanie Eusebe, management consultant and chair of the Black British Business Awards. Ida B. Wells was an journalist and campaigner. She's just been honoured with a special...

Duration:00:56:03

Relationships between the generations during lockdown

5/15/2020
At the end of the week when government advice started to ease the lockdown we take stock and look at how relationships between the generations have been affected by social distancing measures and shielding. Woman’s Hour listeners tell us how the government advice for over-70s has affected them. We hear how families have responded and how adult children and parents are negotiating their changed roles. And we discuss how best to communicate when you see risk differently. With Gabrielle...

Duration:00:51:09