One woman and six new-born babies die during pregnancy or childbirth every two hours in Yemen according to UNICEF statistics released recently. The organisation says this is a direct result of the conflict there. We hear from Malak Hasan, an advocacy and policy worker for UNICEF and Yemeni-born Mai Noman, Digital Content Editor for the BBC’s Arabic service.
Sex therapist Dr Ruth K Westheimer joins us to talk about a working life giving sex advice, and her recent 91st birthday celebrations. Dr Ruth became famous in the 1980s and 1990s with her frank advice about sex on radio and television. Born and brought up in Germany - she lost both her parents in the holocaust. She settled in America, writing and broadcasting about sex. She’s the subject of a new documentary ‘Ask Dr Ruth’ and was in the UK to take part in a debate at the Oxford union on pornography.
We profile Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the city’s first female leader, elected in 2017. Roughly two million people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding her resignation, even though she'd announced she'd pull back from a bitterly unpopular law that that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Tania Branigan, Guardian foreign leader writer and BBC’s Helier Cheung join Jane.
Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Jane Thurlow