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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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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

Mississippi abortion law at the Supreme Court; Poet Kim Moore; England women's football win

12/1/2021
The US Supreme Court is set to hear a case on a Mississippi abortion law, which would ban abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy. It was signed in 2018 by the state's then Republican Governor, Phil Bryant. But it was blocked by several lower courts, so didn't come into effect. Now, Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to rule in favour of their law and overturn the landmark case of Roe v Wade, which legalised abortion nationwide. Our reporter Melanie Abbott spoke to Jenny Ma, Senior Staff...

Duration:00:57:51

Woman's Hour: Mississippi abortion law at the Supreme Court; Poet Kim Moore; England women's football win

12/1/2021
Mississippi is asking the US Supreme Court to overturn the landmark ruling Roe v Wade.

Duration:01:00:00

Emily Ratajkowski, Republicanism in Barbados, Josephine Baker

11/30/2021
Emily Ratajkowski is an American model, entrepreneur & writer. She rocketed to fame aged 21 when she took part in Robin Thicke’s music video, Blurred Lines. At the time Emily argued that the provocative display of her body represented a form of feminist empowerment. In her first book, My Body, she argues something more nuanced. The chemist Boots is in the firing line from campaigners. For Black Friday, Boots halved the price of the morning-after-pill, and now campaigners want the reduced...

Duration:00:57:39

Woman's Hour: Emily Ratajkowski, Republicanism in Barbados, Josephine Baker

11/30/2021
Emily Ratajkowski discusses sexuality, feminism, empowerment and the male gaze.

Duration:01:00:00

BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2021; Ghislaine Maxwell court case; Adoption breakdown;Anorexia & relationships; Nicola Adams

11/29/2021
Vivianne Miedema of the Netherlands and Arsenal has been crowned the winner of BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2021. The annual award from the BBC World Service is voted for by football fans from around the world. She is the all-time leading scorer in the FA WSL (women’s super league) and has scored more goals at the international level for the Netherlands than any other player, across both the women's and men's teams. This month, November 2021 she became the first player in the history...

Duration:01:00:17

Woman's Hour: BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2021; Ghislaine Maxwell court case; Adoption breakdown;Anorexia & relationships; Nicola Adams

11/29/2021
BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2021 winner-Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal & Netherlands.

Duration:01:00:00

Weekend Woman's Hour: Beverley Knight, Melanie Sykes, Cinderella

11/27/2021
‘The Drifters Girl’ is a musical which tells the story of Faye Treadwell, one of the first Black women to manage a vocal group in the US. Singer and actor Beverley Knight plays Faye. We discuss the ongoing appeal of the Cinderella story with Faye Campbell who is playing Cinderella at York Theatre Royal and Dr Nicola Darwood who recently co-edited a new book with Alexis Weedon called Re-telling Cinderella: Cultural and Creative Transformations. On Tuesday Sikh Women’s Aid launched a report...

Duration:00:57:41

Woman's Hour: Weekend Woman's Hour: Beverley Knight, Melanie Sykes, Cinderella

11/27/2021
Actor and singer Beverley Knight on making her voice heard in the music industry.

Duration:01:00:00

Arwa Mahdawi, Cinderella & Sexual Harassment in Schools

11/26/2021
Do women make better leaders? If so, what can they teach us? Strong Female Lead - Lessons From Women in Power, a new book by the journalist Arwa Mahdawi, argues that a rigid and masculine model of leadership is not up to tackling the complex problems we are facing in the world today. Arwa says ‘If we want to save the world, it’s time we stopped telling women to act like men and started telling everyone to lead like women.’ She draws on the pandemic and beyond, to showcase the leadership...

Duration:00:57:00

Woman's Hour: Arwa Mahdawi, Cinderella & Sexual Harassment in Schools

11/26/2021
Arwa Mahdawi on strong women leaders and the ongoing appeal of Cinderella.

Duration:01:00:00

Fabric a hidden history of material. Sweden's first female PM. Domestic violence and femicide in Turkey.

11/25/2021
Do you ever pause to think about where the cotton t-shirt, woollen jumper or silk blouse you're wearing have come from? Victoria Finlay's new book Fabric weaves history, anthropology and myth to tell us the stories of different kinds of cloth, how they are made, why we wear them and the industries that have sprung up around them. As the Court of Appeal clears the names of seven former Post Office clerks who were convicted of false accounting, Pauline Stonehouse tells us about how she's...

Duration:00:59:42

Woman's Hour: Fabric a hidden history of material. Sweden's first female PM. Domestic violence and femicide in Turkey.

11/25/2021
Fabric a history of material. Post Office worker on clearing her name. DV in Turkey.

Duration:01:00:00

Sheila Rowbotham; Sikh Women's Aid; Stella Creasy; HOGO; Motherhood & elite sport

11/24/2021
Yesterday Sikh Women’s Aid launched a report into domestic abuse and child sexual abuse within the Sikh community. Conducted via anonymous surveys sent out over the summer, the survey of nearly 700 respondents showed that 70% had experienced domestic violence and 35% had experienced child sexual abuse or exploitation. To tell us more about this report and what can be done to help the issue, we're joined by the co-founder of Sikh Women's Aid and co-author of the report, Sahdaish Pall. Writer...

Duration:00:58:28

Woman's Hour: Sheila Rowbotham; Sikh Women's Aid; Stella Creasy; HOGO; Motherhood & elite sport

11/24/2021
Writer/historian Sheila Rowbotham and the women's liberation movement in Britain.

Duration:01:00:00

MP Caroline Nokes, Beverley Knight, Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai

11/23/2021
Last week, Caroline Nokes, former minister, Conservative MP and the chair of the Women and Equalities Committee - accused the Prime Minister's father of groping her 18 years ago at a Conservative Party Conference. Stanley Johnson has so far declined to comment on the allegation, saying he has no recollection of it. Caroline talks to Emma. ‘The Drifters Girl’ is a musical which tells the story of Faye Treadwell, one of the first Black women to manage a vocal group in the US. Singer and actor...

Duration:00:58:52

Melanie Sykes, Menopause, Marching Midwives

11/22/2021
TV and radio presenter Melanie Sykes has just announced that she’s been diagnosed with autism at the age of 51. She says it's 'truly life changing, or rather life affirming… and so many things make sense’. She tells us more. Colin Pitchfork, the man who murdered and raped Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth but was released from prison recently, has been sent back to jail for breaking his licence conditions. We speak to the former Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, who always maintained that...

Duration:00:58:05

Weekend Woman's Hour: Stonewall, Pride & Prejudice (Sort Of), Parcopresis

11/20/2021
Nancy Kelley is CEO of Stonewall, the largest LGBT rights charity in Europe. She speaks about her organisation’s work and gives her reaction to recent high-profile withdrawals from Stonewall’s Diversity Champions workplace inclusion scheme, including the BBC. This week the cricketer Azeem Rafiq candidly described the racism he's suffered. We talk to the MP Naz Shah and Halima Khan who works in grassroots cricket about the impact of his testimony. For millions of families, the past 18 months...

Duration:00:57:40

The UK’s only female arm-wrestling referee Kath Whitaker

11/19/2021
What comes to your mind when you think of ‘arm wrestling’? Burly men taking each other on to see who’s the strongest in a testosterone charged atmosphere? Well now there is a woman at the heart of this sport in the UK. Kath Whitaker is the UK's only female arm-wrestling referee and is preparing to make her debut at the national championships in Birmingham this weekend. This week the cricketer Azeem Rafiq candidly described the racism he's suffered. No one could fail to be moved by his...

Duration:00:58:38

Cast of Pride & Prejudice (sort of); Nancy Kelley, CEO of Stonewall; Frida Kahlo

11/18/2021
Nancy Kelley is CEO of Stonewall, the largest LGBT rights charity in Europe. She speaks to Emma about her organisation’s work and gives her reaction to recent high-profile withdrawals from Stonewall’s Diversity Champions workplace inclusion scheme, including the BBC. Pride and Prejudice (sort of) is a sweary, anarchic reboot of the classic Jane Austen novel by Scottish writer Isobel McArthur, in which an all-female cast of five play all of the characters. Originally written for a summer...

Duration:00:58:32

Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth; Britney Spears; Losing a parent young; Jane Austen's early work and Food and Memory

11/17/2021
Two months ago the then head of the policing inspectorate Zoe Billings warned of an “epidemic of violence” against women and girls. She urged police chiefs to “get a grip” of the situation and called for it to be given the same priority as terrorism threats. On her recommendation the Home Office and National Police Chiefs Council which represents the 43 police forces In England and Wales have now funded a new post to coordinate action on the issue and have appointed Detective Chief Constable...

Duration:00:58:09