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Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

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London, United Kingdom

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Women

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BBC

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Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

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English

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Episodes

25/06/2021

6/25/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:00:59:16

Woman's Hour: 25/06/2021

6/25/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:01:00:00

Britney Spears, Jackie Collins. Young Engineers

6/24/2021
Britney Spears spoke publicly in a LA court yesterday about the conservatorship that she sees as controlling her life. Her father was granted control over her affairs after she went to hospital because of mental health concerns. Now she says her father controls her "100,000%" and told the judge she was traumatised and cried every day. "I just want my life back," she said. We talk to BBC Newsbeat reporter Lindsay Brown and the writer Pandora Sykes who presents a soon to be released,...

Duration:00:59:24

Woman's Hour: Britney Spears, Jackie Collins. Young Engineers

6/24/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:01:00:00

DIY dancing at home; Transgender athletes; Ugandan women; Eco novels

6/23/2021
Nightclubs are shut, dancing at weddings is not allowed and gigs and festivals are still uncertain. If you want to dance you have to do it at home. Woman's Hour shares your DIY dancing stories and gets tips from Guilty Pleasures DJ, Sean Rowley and Strictly dancer, Amy Dowden. Laurel Hubbard is going to be the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics which starts next month. It's controversial, and she'll make history. She'll be part of the New Zealand women's weightlifting team...

Duration:00:58:35

Woman's Hour: DIY dancing at home; Transgender athletes; Ugandan women; Eco novels

6/23/2021
Dancing at home; Transgender athletes; Ugandan Women; Eco novels

Duration:01:00:00

Female wildlife rangers; Miscarriage cards; Life after prison in Iran; Boric acid; Nude photos online

6/22/2021
Wednesday will be the first ever World Female Ranger Day, celebrating the work of female rangers around the world who do an important but ultimately dangerous job protecting wildlife from poachers. The emphasis this year is on the work of female rangers in Africa where there are approximately 3,500 female rangers in teams in 18 countries all over the continent working to protect endangered wildlife. One of those women is Collet Ngobeni of the all-female team The Black Mambas in South Africa....

Duration:00:59:09

Woman's Hour: Female wildlife rangers; Miscarriage cards; Life after prison in Iran; Boric acid; Nude photos online

6/22/2021
Female wildlife rangers; Miscarriage cards; Prison in Iran; Boric acid; Nude photos online

Duration:01:00:00

Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman, Divya Chadha Manek, Dr Jen Gunter, Hira Ali & Gary Ford.

6/21/2021
The Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman, talks to Emma Barnett about the problem of sexual abuse in schools and colleges and reflects on what needs to be done to bring about change. Divya Chadha Manek who has just been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List tells us about her work with the Vaccine Taskforce, and Dr Jen Gunter, an American gynaecologist, obstetrician and author of 'The Vagina Bible' explains how Boric Acid Pessaries are being used to treat bacterial...

Duration:00:58:44

Woman's Hour: Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman, Divya Chadha Manek, Dr Jen Gunter, Hira Ali & Gary Ford.

6/21/2021
Ofsted head Amanda Spielman talks to Emma Barnett about sexual abuse in schools.

Duration:01:00:00

Weekend Woman's Hour: The award-winning composer Shirley J Thompson, Domestic Violence Prevention & Managing our data

6/19/2021
Composer Shirley J. Thompson is the first woman in Europe to have composed and conducted a symphony within the last 40 years. She tells us about her new work Emanation, which she’s written for the disabled-led ensemble BSO. Dame Darcey Bussell Former Principal of The Royal Ballet & Strictly Judge, President of the RAD & creator of Diversity Dance Mix, Dame Darcey Bussell tells us about her mission to rescue Britain’s ballet dancers and raise spirits and money for struggling dance companies...

Duration:00:57:37

Dame Darcey Bussell; Single Fatherhood; Rape Review with Max Hill QC

6/18/2021
Dame Darcey Bussell is the former Principal of The Royal Ballet & Strictly Judge, President of the RAD & creator of Diversity Dance Mix. She joins Anita to talk about her passion for dance and her mission to rescue Britain’s ballet dancers, and raise spirits and money for struggling dance companies, by creating the British Ballet Charity Gala. The event was performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London bringing together eight ballet companies in one evening of dance. It will be pay per view...

Duration:00:58:43

Woman's Hour: Dame Darcey Bussell; Single Fatherhood; Rape Review with Max Hill QC

6/18/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:01:00:00

Shirley J. Thompson; Female rabbis; Underwear in Pakistan

6/17/2021
Composer Shirley J. Thompson is the first woman in Europe to have composed and conducted a symphony within the last 40 years - New Nation Rising, A 21st Century Symphony, which was originally commissioned for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, and then used for the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. She’s now composed a new work, Emanation, which she’s written for the disabled-led ensemble BSO Resound. The ensemble is giving a live-streamed performance of the world premiere from Lighthouse,...

Duration:00:58:22

Jessie Ware; girls disappearing from care services; women's football and sponsorship

6/16/2021
The singer-songwriter Jessie Ware was nominated for Female Solo Artist and Album of the Year at this Year’s BRIT Awards. She was also included in Barack Obama’s favourite music playlist of 2020. Jessie has been busy in lockdown recording new songs for the deluxe Platinum Pleasure edition of her hit album What's Your Pleasure? In tandem with her music career, her family’s passion for food led to her weekly podcast Table Manners with her mother Lennie, and she has just released her second book...

Duration:00:57:41

Summer hair trends; Police & sexual misconduct - Woman's Hour/Newsnight reveal 1,400 accused

6/15/2021
Summer’s here and despite the restrictions still in place on social gathering we’re still managing to meet up with friends and enjoy the odd night out. One aspect of that is of course looking your best and a big part of that is your hair, which has had to take a backseat in terms of grooming and maintenance over the last eighteen months of lockdowns. But, we are returning to salons and apparently trying lots of new and old styles, as well as getting more creative with colour. Hair stylist...

Duration:00:58:32

Domestic violence prevention. Managing how our data’s used. Veteran journalist Hella Pick. "Freedom Day" postponed.

6/14/2021
We hear many stories of domestic abuse but rarely from those who have been the perpetrators. John, who's just completed a 20 week domestic violence prevention programme at the Hampton Trust, speaks out to encourage other men to seek help. He's joined by Vicky Gilroy who's a facilitator on the prevention programmes at the Hampton Trust . In today’s online digital world everything we do now on our phones or our computers—everything we look at, click on or say online, becomes “data”. Companies...

Duration:00:57:29

Paloma Faith, Heath Minister Nadine Dorries, Sexual harassment in the workplace, No-fault divorce

6/12/2021
Paloma Faith on combining motherhood with her music as well as her reaction to the OFSTED survey that sexual harassment of schoolchildren has become normalised in schools. Her new single Monster is about her relationship with her career. What's the best way to stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace? We discuss with Stella Chandler, Director of Development at Focal Point Training which runs in person workplace behavioural courses that includes sexual harassment, and Deeba Syed, a lawyer...

Duration:00:58:28

Nannie, the figurehead for the Cutty Sark; The power of giving away power; No fault divorce;

6/11/2021
The G7 kicks off in Cornwall today. Boris Johnson and leaders from Japan, Canada, Italy and France who make up the Group of Seven will be joined by US President Joe Biden and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel . On the agenda the biggest issues affecting our world - everything from climate change to the economic recovery post Covid. But how should they change their approach? How much better could things be if leaders, instead of lording their power over us and operating a top-down approach,...

Duration:00:57:42