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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

    Parenting: The 'double discrimination' facing black children with Autism

    Parenting: The 'double discrimination' facing black children with Autism

    Getting the right information and support to raise a child with autism can be difficult for any parent. But if the child is from an ethnic background, research has shown that this can act as a 'double discrimination'. Why is this the case? We hear from Pam Aculey whose oldest son has autism and now has produced a series of children's picture books. And Venessa Bobb who has two children with the condition and now runs her own charity - A 2nd Voice - set up to help families like hers.

    • 11 Min.
    Breaking patterns in relationships. Why nursing may be undervalued. Raising a child with autism from an ethnic background.

    Breaking patterns in relationships. Why nursing may be undervalued. Raising a child with autism from an ethnic background.

    Over the past few weeks we've been hearing women’s personal experiences about their relationships and why things went wrong. Today it's the turn of a woman we're calling " Sadie".

    Nurses are under-valued across the UK because of an old-fashioned view that caring for others is a ‘feminine characteristic’. That’s according to a new study, commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing. Jenni talks to Dr Anne Humbert one of the authors of the report and to Dame Donna Kinnair Chief Exec and General Secretary of the RCN about what needs to be done to change the public perception of the profession.

    The domestic abuse sector is facing a sustained funding crisis, with the Women's Aid Annual Audit showing that 64% of refuge referrals were declined last year. The number of refuge bed spaces in England is now 30% below the number recommended by the Council of Europe. Sarah Davidge the Research and Evaluation Manager from Women's Aid talks about what they think needs to be done to plug the funding gap.

    Getting the right information and support to raise a child with autism can be difficult for any parent. But if the child is from an ethnic background, research has shown that this can act as a 'double discrimination'. Why is this the case? We hear from Pam Aculey whose oldest son has autism and now has produced a series of children's picture books. And Venessa Bobb who has two children with the condition and now runs her own charity - A 2nd Voice - set up to help families like hers.

    Presenter Jenni Murray
    Producer Beverley Purcell

    Guest; Dr Anne Humbert
    Guest ; Dame Donna Kinnair
    Guest; Pam Aculey
    Guest; Venessa Bobb
    Guest; Sarah Davidge

    Reporter; Milly Chowles.

    • 44 Min.
    Goop Lab and the psychology of wellness; Tolson judgement; French #MeToo; Emma Jane Unsworth

    Goop Lab and the psychology of wellness; Tolson judgement; French #MeToo; Emma Jane Unsworth

    Last Friday, Gwyneth Paltrow launched her new TV series ‘Goop Lab’ on Netflix. It explores everything from reducing your biological age to having the best female orgasms and healing yourself with energy. But where’s the line between fact and fiction when it comes to wellness? What draws people in to trying the vast and bizarre range of creams and contraptions on offer? And what is it about our psychology that means it rarely matters whether the claims are backed up by science? Jane is joined by cognitive neuroscientist Prof Tali Sharot, consultant dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto and self-confessed beauty product obsessive, Ree.

    In France there’s a debate going on about very young people having sexual relationships with older, more powerful men: something that used to be deemed acceptable in some intellectual circles. It’s because a woman called Vanessa Springora – a leading French publisher – makes allegations in a book which came out this month, that she was groomed when she was 14 by a much admired author who was 50. Anne-Elisabeth Moutet a French journalist, explains what’s happened, why it’s significant and how it's not acceptable anymore.

    Last week a written judgement was published in the family division of the High Court. Ms Justice Russell ruled in favour of a woman seeking a fresh hearing in the family courts. Her child custody case had originally been handled by a senior judge, Judge Tolson. In the course of his fact finding he ruled that the woman had not been raped by her former partner because she had “taken no physical steps” to stop him. The appeal judgement criticised him for his outdated ideas of what constitutes consent. It also recommended that family court judges who regularly deal with allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence should be required to undergo training to the same level as judges trying these charges in criminal courts. Jane discusses the significance of this judgement and what needs to happen next with Jenny Beck, Director of Beck Fitzgerald solicitors, a specialist family law firm and Louise Tickle, a journalist who specialises in social affairs and family law

    Jane talks to the award winning novelist and screen writer Emma Jane Unsworth about her new novel 'Adults' – about friendship, family, love and what it means to be an adult.

    Presenter - Jane Garvey
    Producer - Anna Lacey
    Guest - Tali Sharot
    Guest - Anjali Mahto
    Guest - Anne-Marie Lodge
    Guest - Jenny Beck
    Guest - Louise Tickle
    Guest - Emma Jane Unsworth
    Guest - Anne-Elizabeth Moutet

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    Edith Eger, Breaking Relationship Patterns, Taking up Boxing at Fifty

    Edith Eger, Breaking Relationship Patterns, Taking up Boxing at Fifty

    Seventy five years ago today Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz Birkenau. January 27th is Holocaust Remembrance day. Edith Eger is a psychologist from Hungary. She was 16, an enthusiastic dancer and gymnast, when she was taken with her family to Auschwitz. She’s now 92. In 2018 she published a memoir about her experiences and how they shaped her life, it’s called “The Choice”. Tina Dahaley asked her what happened when they got to the camp in Poland:

    Aged fifty Marion Dunn joined a boxing gym. The fitness training proved incredibly hard but Marion soon became addicted to it and to learning how to punch with the best of them. She explains to Jane why she thinks boxing is such a wonderful activity.

    When you look back over your relationships do you see patterns? In the third in a series the story of a woman we are calling Katy who feels that her earliest experiences shaped what she looked for and needed from her partners.

    Zakiya Mckenzie, a writer from Bristol, talks to Jane about spending a year as Forestry England's writer in residence and her attempts to make the green movement more black.

    Presenter: Jane Garvey
    Interviewed guest: Edith Eger
    Interviewed guest: Marion Dunn
    Interviewed guest: Zakiya Mckenzie
    Reporter: Tina Dahaley
    Reporter: Millie Chowles
    Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

    • 48 Min.
    Gail Porter, Modest Fashion & Female Friendships

    Gail Porter, Modest Fashion & Female Friendships

    Gail Porter, once one of the UK’s most sought after female TV presenters, talks about her life in the documentary Being Gail Porter. From developing alopecia to suffering severe mental health problems and ending up homeless.

    As the Office for National Statistics releases new employment figures – we look at what sorts of jobs women are losing and what's being done to save them, with the Economist Vicky Pryce and the TUC’s Head of Economics Kate Bell.

    As well-known high street fashion brands start selling clothes under the ‘Modest Fashion’ banner we find out what "modest fashion" really means from Reina Lewis from the London College of Fashion and the model Amina Begum Ali.

    Would you sacrifice having children to save the planet? Jane takes your calls and examines the issue with Anna Hughes who's chosen to be child free for environmental reasons and Professor Sarah Harper Director of the Oxford Programme on Fertility Education and Environment.

    Plus the playwright Miriam Battye and the actor Rebekah Murrell talk about their new play at the Royal Court in London which explores the highs and lows of female friendship.

    And Lorna Cooper gives us her tips for feeding a family of four on a budget of just £20 a week.

    Presented by: Jane Garvey
    Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
    Editor: Beverley Purcell

    • 56 Min.
    Lorna Cooper, Sarah Champion, Jane Sanderson

    Lorna Cooper, Sarah Champion, Jane Sanderson

    Lorna Cooper says she feeds her family of four on £20 a week. She's cut it down from £100. She offers her best tips for planning meals and stretching your grocery money.

    Churches, mosques and gurdwaras should be safe places for teenagers. Yet due to a loophole in the law adults in faith settings can have sexual relationships with 16 and 17 years old who are under their supervision. This would be illegal if it happened in a school. The MP Sarah Champion is leading a cross-party group of MPs looking into how teenagers can be better protected in faith settings and how this legal loophole can be closed.

    Why is the idea of connecting with past lovers so powerful? A new novel called Mix Tape by Jane Sanderson explores the power of music to bring soulmates back together.

    Radio 4 has a drama tomorrow which is about the famous novel, The Well of Loneliness. The drama is set in 1928 and is about the obscenity trial that led to the banning of the book. Written by Radclyffe Hall, the novel's about a love affair between two women. Shelley Silas is the writer of the Radio 4 drama and joins Jane to talk all about it.

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Great variety of topics

So many interesting guest discussing great topics with intelligent hosts! Love listening at home or on the go!

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Keeps me informed

Brilliant! Great for listening to on the move. The features are intelligent and entertaining and I always learn something new. Presenters always manage to make me laugh.

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i just love listening to this program, whose relevance is by no means restricted to the female population. interesting, moving, witty... i never miss a program.

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