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Topical subjects in the news affecting women around the world from BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey present news, views, interviews and discussions from a female perspective. Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news and subjects range widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion.

Topical subjects in the news affecting women around the world from BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey present news, views, interviews and discussions from a female perspective. Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news and subjects range widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion.
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Topical subjects in the news affecting women around the world from BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey present news, views, interviews and discussions from a female perspective. Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news and subjects range widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion.

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Episodes

Clare's Law, Good menopause experiences, Big feet

1/23/2018
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Clare's Law, introduced in 2014, allows people to ask the police for information about someone they know and also enables the police to warn people who they believe may be in danger. But recent research conducted by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism illustrated a large disparity across England and Wales in how police use the law to protect women from violent partners. Those asking for information about their partner's record of domestic violence are 10 times less likely to receive it...

Duration:00:50:30


Susan Cadogan, Women's March 2018, Winter Olympics

1/22/2018
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The Women's March movement ignited in January 2017 in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. A year later many demonstrations are expected to take place again. We speak to participants and to one of the organisers, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held next month in South Korea and Team GB is going for gold. Jane finds out how the female British Skeleton athletes are preparing and speaks to current Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas. Natural Cycles is...

Duration:00:51:03


Weekend Woman's Hour: Sex and the menopause, cyber security, children and divorce

1/20/2018
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Women share their experiences of the menopause, and we discuss the impact of the menopause on sex and relationships with Eileen Bellot the director of Hands Inc, a health and wellbeing charity and Heather Currie a gynaecologist and former chair of the British Menopause Society. We look at the use of digital material as evidence in rape cases. How is it gathered and how much weight is attached to it by prosecution or defence barristers? Alison Saunders the Director of Public Prosecutions and...

Duration:00:56:42


Menopause and treatments, Meg Matthews, DPP Alison Saunders

1/19/2018
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This week we unveiled the findings of a poll commissioned by Woman's Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield looking at the impact of the menopause in a week long look at this stage in our lives. Today the focus is on treatments with Dr Daisy Mae, a doctor and writer working in the field of Menopause for around 25 years, and CBT expert Professor Myra Hunter Emeritus Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London. As a woman in the public eye Meg Matthews -...

Duration:00:45:48


Childcare, Menopause, Drones, Bounty Hunters

1/18/2018
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Parents are being forced to pay for the government's 30 hour free childcare scheme through additional charges and fees as a result of underfunding, says the Pre-school Learning Alliance. They carried out an online survey and found that only a third of childcare providers in England are delivering the offer fully free. Jenni speaks to Shannon Hawthorne, Director of Press and Public Affairs at the Pre-school Learning Alliance. Data from a ComRes poll commissioned by Woman's Hour and BBC Radio...

Duration:00:44:31


Parenting: Talking to children about divorce

1/17/2018
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It is relatively easy to get a legal divorce, but perhaps not so easy to get an emotional one. Charlotte Friedman, a former barrister who specialised in family law who changed career to become a psychotherapist working with divorcing couples joins Jane Garvey to talk about the impact of divorce on families. How do you tell the children? How to you manage the emotional impact of divorce and best help your family through a separation?

Duration:00:19:21


Children and divorce, Robots, Menopause and relationships

1/17/2018
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It is relatively easy to get a legal divorce but perhaps not so easy to get an emotional one. Charlotte Friedman, a former barrister who specialised in family law, changed career to become a psychotherapist working with divorcing couples. She joins Jane to talk about the impact of divorce on families. We hear from two leading women in Artificial Intelligence developing robots which interact with humans, understand emotion, and help OAPs and children with autism. Jane is joined by Professor...

Duration:00:41:31


Menopause Poll, Professor Green, Women Shaping the Future in AI

1/16/2018
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New data from a poll commissioned and carried out by ComRes for Woman's Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield investigates how the menopause affects British women at work, in their relationships, and the treatments they found effective. We look at the rapidly growing fields of tech and Artificial Intelligence, what jobs will be available in the future and why it's important that women take an equal part in shaping the tech and AI revolution? The Women and Equalities Committee have launched a new...

Duration:00:56:25


Menopause phone-in. Jane Garvey and BBC Radio Sheffield's Paulette Edwards take your calls

1/15/2018
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Jane Garvey and BBC Radio Sheffield's mid-morning presenter Paulette Edwards jointly host a phone-in being broadcast on both Stations all about the menopause. Listeners share their personal experiences Phone lines open from 0800 on Monday 15th January. Call 03700 100 444. You can email now via the 'Woman's Hour Website. Tomorrow we'll be unveiling new data from a poll commissioned by us and Radio Sheffield which investigates how the menopause affects British women at work, in their...

Duration:01:08:36


Weekend Woman's Hour: Sigrid, Meryl Streep, Carrie Gracie

1/13/2018
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We have music from Sigrid the winner of the BBC Music Sound of 2018. Meryl Streep talks about her latest film The Post. Carrie Gracie on her decision to resign as BBC China Editor over equal pay. John Worboys, thought to be one of the UK's most prolific rapists, is to be freed from jail. We hear from a woman who said he attacked her and from Heather Harvey who works with the charity NIA and Rape Crisis about the support available to women who are victims of sexual assault. What's the science...

Duration:00:56:13


Meryl Streep, Sigrid - winning act of BBC Music Sound Of, 2018

1/12/2018
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Hollywood star Meryl Streep discusses her latest film The Post, telling the story of the days leading up to a decision by The Washington Post to publish extracts from the so-called Pentagon Papers in 1971. The 7,000-page top secret report exposed damming government secrets about America's involvement in the Vietnam War that spanned three decades and four US Presidents. Tom Hanks plays Post editor Ben Bradlee while Streep stars as Katharine Graham, the paper's publisher and the first female...

Duration:00:45:58


Childcare, Sports bra, Lady Jane Grey, Mental health, African-American GIs

1/11/2018
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How successful is the government's childcare policy in supporting women getting back to work? MPs launch a new inquiry on the impact of government initiatives in making childcare affordable and assess the benefits to the economy. Labour MP and Treasury Committee member Rushanara Ali and Megan Jarvie, head of policy at The Family and Childcare Trust discuss. What's the science behind the sports bra? Who is working to produce them and how do you know what design is best for you? Professor...

Duration:00:45:55


Parenting: Kids addicted to tech

1/10/2018
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Investors have called on Apple to develop software that limits how long children can use its smartphones. Overusing technology can affect children of all ages. Babies are handed devices to keep them quiet in a queue at a shop, toddlers see a magazine as a tablet that doesn’t work when they try to swipe the pages, teenagers conduct entire relationships on Snapchat. How much can we call a child’s love of technology an addiction? How much are parents to blame for this? Presenter Jenni Murray...

Duration:00:11:54


Children and Smartphones

1/10/2018
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Investors have called on Apple to develop software that limits how long children can use its smartphones. Overusing technology can affect children of all ages. Babies are handed devices to keep them quiet in a queue at a shop, toddlers see a magazine as a tablet that doesn't work when they try to swipe the pages, teenagers conduct entire relationships on Snapchat. How much can we call a child's love of technology an addiction? How much are parents to blame for their kids' use? A charity...

Duration:00:43:21


The reshuffle and women, Domestic violence statistics, Children of alcoholics, Death cleaning

1/9/2018
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As Theresa May announces the reshuffle of her new cabinet and Justine Greening resigns we look at the impact for women both inside and outside of Westminster. Jane Garvey is joined by the political commentator Jane Merrick. Violence against women could become significantly less visible in police-recorded crime figures when a new counting method comes into effect, warn researchers at Lancaster University. One of the authors of the report Professor Sylvia Walby from the Violence and Society...

Duration:00:49:06


Carrie Gracie, Parental leave, Clothes as activism

1/8/2018
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Carrie Gracie has resigned as the BBC's China editor citing pay inequality with male colleagues. She said the support she has received has been "very moving". The BBC has said there is "no systemic discrimination against women". She speaks to Jane Martinson about her decision. A council in London has become one of the first employers in the UK to introduce extended maternity and paternity leave for all staff whose babies are born prematurely. Councillor Clyde Loakes from Waltham Forest...

Duration:00:46:45


Giving up alcohol, Women's Christmas, 18 in 2018

1/6/2018
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We discuss how the usual self help manuals on diet and exercise are now being joined by books about going sober. Clare Pooley the author of The Sober Diaries and Catherine Gray who has written The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober tell us why they gave up alcohol. We'll hear from two women turning 18 in 2018 about their hopes for the future as they deal with the transition from adolescence to adulthood while coping with a chronic illness or condition. Cerys Beaumont suffers from symptoms linked...

Duration:00:56:40


Women's Christmas, Domestic Homicide, Beth Underdown

1/5/2018
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Women will recognise the emotional and domestic labour of the festive period from cooking Christmas dinner, to sending cards, and buying and wrapping presents. In Ireland this weekend there's a celebration of 'Women's Christmas' - based on a tradition that appreciates the work done by women at this time. It's a holiday that's seeing growing support so where does the idea originate and what's its significance today? Women's history researcher Gillian Kenny and author Mary Morrissy discuss. A...

Duration:00:44:23


Derry Girls, breast reconstruction, female photographers

1/4/2018
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The writer Lisa McGee grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1990s. She's written a new comedy set against the backdrop of The Troubles. She joins Jenni to discuss life as a teenager then and creating humour out of conflict. Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Ruth Waters is a specialist in a complex type of breast reconstruction - the DIEP flap procedure, which takes tissue from a woman's stomach to reconstruct her breast after a mastectomy. So how can tummy fat be used in this...

Duration:00:47:20


Being 18 in 2018

1/3/2018
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Turning 18 can feel like a massive transition from adolescence to adulthood, and a whole new world of responsibility. Today we meet some young women who'll all be 18 in 2018. If you're born into or live in unusual family circumstances, how does it affect your perceptions of being an adult? Jayde became a mum when she was 15. Rachel is in foster care and Nicola is a young carer. But what if you have a chronic illness or condition? Cerys lives in Fife and although not officially diagnosed has...

Duration:00:42:50

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