45 min

Women's sport, Muslim women ex-offenders, Introverts, Sustainable fashion. Woman's Hour

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How best can we harness the huge amount of interest created by recent big sporting moments to inspire more women and girls to take up sport? Jenni is joined by Dame Katherine Grainger who is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete of all time and Chair of UK Sport. Ali Oliver is the current CEO of Youth Sport Trust and has worked in education and sports development for 20 years and Iqra Ismail a 19-year-old football player and the Founder of NUR (‘Never Underestimate Resilience’) Women’s Football Club, an organisation that aims to increase BAME females’ participation in football.

A new report has found that female Muslim offenders face very real challenges returning to their communities after release - particularly due to honour and feelings of shame - and that attitudes to men are more forgiving. Jenni speaks to Sofia Buncy, who is the Founder and Coordinator of the Muslim Women in Prison Rehabilitation Project and is author of the report, Sisters in Desistance: Community-based Solutions For Muslim Women Post-Prison.

The owner of Zara and other brands like Pull & Bear and Bershka have announced that by 2025, 100% of the cotton, linen and polyester used will be organic, sustainable or recycled. So how significant is this move? And what does sustainable mean in the context of a high-volume fashion business? We hear from Tamsin Lejeune CEO & Founder of Common Objective and Ethical Fashion Forum

The dress historian Amber Butchart has been finding out about the history of some of the essential summer wardrobe staples. Today, the kaftan.

Jessica Pan, a shy introvert, set herself the challenge of living as an extrovert for a year. She forced herself to speak to strangers, take improv classes, perform stand-up comedy. Her book is entitled Sorry I’m late, I didn’t want to come. She joins Jenni to share what she learnt from the experience.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dianne McGregor

How best can we harness the huge amount of interest created by recent big sporting moments to inspire more women and girls to take up sport? Jenni is joined by Dame Katherine Grainger who is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete of all time and Chair of UK Sport. Ali Oliver is the current CEO of Youth Sport Trust and has worked in education and sports development for 20 years and Iqra Ismail a 19-year-old football player and the Founder of NUR (‘Never Underestimate Resilience’) Women’s Football Club, an organisation that aims to increase BAME females’ participation in football.

A new report has found that female Muslim offenders face very real challenges returning to their communities after release - particularly due to honour and feelings of shame - and that attitudes to men are more forgiving. Jenni speaks to Sofia Buncy, who is the Founder and Coordinator of the Muslim Women in Prison Rehabilitation Project and is author of the report, Sisters in Desistance: Community-based Solutions For Muslim Women Post-Prison.

The owner of Zara and other brands like Pull & Bear and Bershka have announced that by 2025, 100% of the cotton, linen and polyester used will be organic, sustainable or recycled. So how significant is this move? And what does sustainable mean in the context of a high-volume fashion business? We hear from Tamsin Lejeune CEO & Founder of Common Objective and Ethical Fashion Forum

The dress historian Amber Butchart has been finding out about the history of some of the essential summer wardrobe staples. Today, the kaftan.

Jessica Pan, a shy introvert, set herself the challenge of living as an extrovert for a year. She forced herself to speak to strangers, take improv classes, perform stand-up comedy. Her book is entitled Sorry I’m late, I didn’t want to come. She joins Jenni to share what she learnt from the experience.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dianne McGregor

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