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A paediatric dietitian gives advice on how to feed a child with food allergies.

Mental Health Problems and Relationships, British Charcuterie, Unconscious Bias

If you have a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety what effect does it have on your relationship? What should you expect from your other half? Equally, if your partner has depression, what is the best way to support them? Linda Gask has had 30 years of clinical practice experience as a psychiatrist in the NHS. Poorna Bell is a journalist and author. She has written about her late husband’s struggle with depression and suicide. Nicole Krystal Crentsil is the co-founder of Black Girl Festival and a public speaker on culture. Nicole has spoken openly about her own mental health and the importance of a strong relationship. Alan Phillips has experienced severe depression in the past - his wife Karen has been hugely supportive. Henrietta Green, founder of British charcuterie Live, tells Tina why British charcuterie is worth sampling and celebrating. In her new book Biased - The New Science of Race and Inequality, Jennifer Eberhardt, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, draws on years of research looking at how unconscious racial bias is ever present in our lives and tells us what we can do to counter it. Presenter: Tina Daheley Interviewed guest: Poorna Bell Interviewed guest: Nicole Krystal Crentsil Interviewed guest: Alan Phillips Interviewed guest: Karen Phillips Interviewed guest: Linda Gask Interviewed guest: Henrietta Green Interviewed guest: Jennifer Eberhardt Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

True Crime Under Investigation

We are currently experiencing a boom in true crime, with countless TV documentaries about cases like the Yorkshire Ripper, the murder of Jill Dando, the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and podcasts such as Serial, The Teacher’s Pet and My Favourite Murder. Not only are women usually the victims of these infamous crimes, but they are also the main consumers of the genre. So why are we so fascinated by true crime? Jane speaks to criminologist Dr Gemma Flynn, ex-police officer and Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames, All Killa No Filla podcast host Rachel Fairburn and to magazine editor Julia Davis, whose latest title Crime Monthly hit the news stands last month. What is the appeal of reflecting on the grisly detail of violent crime? And how do we ensure that the victims and survivors are not ignored in the clamour to analyse a killer's motives or pathology? Jane speaks to Mo Lea who survived a brutal attack for which Peter Sutcliffe is the prime suspect, and to Carol Ann Lee who has written the book Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter which highlights the stories of the women who's lives were devastated by Sutcliffe. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Laura Northedge Interviewed Guest: Dr Gemma Flynn Interviewed Guest: Julia Davis Interviewed Guest: Jacqui Hames Interviewed Guest: Rachel Fairburn Interviewed Guest: Mo Lea Interviewed Guest: Carol Ann Lee

Women in Sudan, Game of Thrones, Nurse Molly Case, Top Girls

The photo of a young Sudanese woman chanting on top of a car went viral and became an iconic image in the protests against Omar al-Bashir’s rule. What role have women played in the protests? And what is the current status of women in the country? CNN correspondent Nima Elbagir in Khartoum and Associate Fellow, Chatham House and former British ambassador to Sudan Rosalind Marsden discuss. The nurse and spoken word artist Molly Case on her book How to Treat People – A Nurse at Work. How can we live an environmentally friendly life? Dr Tara Shine and Madeleine Murray, who run Change by Degrees, a sustainability consultancy that offers advice to business and communities, and environmental journalist, Lucy Siegle offer for some tips on the ways we can live better, greener lives. Top Girls, the iconic feminist play by Caryl Churchill is currently on stage at the National Theatre in London. Lucy Black, Liv Hill and Katherine Kingsley, three actors from the cast discuss why the play made such an impact when it was first performed in 1982 and why it is still relevant today. It's the final season of Game of Thrones - three fans Danielle Ward, Georgia Humphrey and Ruth Websdale tell us why the series appeals to female viewers. The Shatila Refugee camp in the south of Beirut was originally built in 1949 to house Palestinian refugees. Following the outbreak of civil war in Syria in 2011 tens of thousands of Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon many of them also taking refuge in the Shatila Camp. The publisher and author Meike Ziervogel talks about the work she is doing with 100 Syrian refugee women who have set up The Shatila Studio, a bespoke needlework business that is attracting orders from outside the camp. BLACKPINK made history by becoming the first female K-Pop band to perform at the festival, Coachella. With a world tour set for this year and their single ‘Kill This Love’ climbing the charts in the UK and the US, it looks like they might be poised to break the western pop music market. We discuss the role o

Women in K-Pop: the success of BLACKPINK

As we’ve mentioned recently, the number of children being taken into care in England is currently at a 10-year high. Two weeks ago we looked at the repeat removals of children by the court and the lengths some mothers have gone to avoid that. Today we look at one of the most frequent outcomes for children removed from their parents' care - placement with a Special Guardian, usually a member of their extended family, under a Special Guardianship Order. A recent study from Lancaster University shows that while only 5% of children placed with Special Guardians end up back in care, there is a severe lack of support from local authorities and government. What more could be done to support these families, often looking after children in very difficult circumstances? Trying to live an environmentally friendly life is complicated. With our hectic lives, caring for the environment might seem like a problem too big to solve. We hear from Dr Tara Shine and Madeleine Murray, who run Change by Degrees, a sustainability consultancy that offers advice to business and communities, and environmental journalist, Lucy Siegle for some tips on the ways we can live better, greener lives. Last week, K-pop girl group BLACKPINK made history by becoming the first of its kind to perform at the festival, Coachella. With a world tour set for this year and their single ‘Kill This Love’ climbing the charts in the UK and the US, it looks like they might be poised to break the western pop music market. We discuss the role of women in K-Pop, both as performers and as fans. How powerful are their female fans? What’s behind the ‘girl crush’ concept? And how are women being marketed? We’re joined by K-Pop dance instructor Tammy Jane Mejia, music journalist Biju Belinky and Dr Haekyung Um from the University of Liverpool. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Kirsty Starkey Interviewed Guest: Professor Judith Harwin Interviewed Guest: Dr Tara Shine Interviewed Guest: Lucy Siegle Interviewed Guest: Madeleine Murray Interviewed Guest: Tammy Ja

Three Sisters, Molly Case, Women's Football

Three Sisters, Anton Chekov’s 1901 classic play, is on at The Almedia Theatre in London. It's about Olga, Masha and Irina who are frustrated with their small-town life especially after growing up for while in buzzing Moscow. When two glamorous military men arrive on the scene it all gets emotional and sexually charged. Other problems get in the way too and the sisters have to take on responsibilities. Jenni speaks to Patsy Ferran, Pearl Chanda and Ria Zmitrowicz who play the sisters about how this revival of the play still feels relevant to young women today. Molly Case is a young nurse. In 2013 she achieved national recognition for her poem ‘Nursing the Nation’ which she recited at the Royal College of Nursing Congress. She wrote it when she was a nursing student as a reaction to the criticism of the NHS at the time. That performance at the Congress has been viewed over 400,000 times on YouTube. She’s now written a book called How to Treat People – A Nurse at Work. Jenni talks to her about what inspired her to become a nurse and why she wants to champion their work. It's just 50 days to go until the biggest tournament in women’s football begins: the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It will be held in France. Today five players who've been shortlisted for the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year Award have been announced. Sarah Mulkerrins from the BBC World Service joins Jenni to discuss the growing popularity of women’s football and gives her own predictions.

Top Girls, Dame Glenys Stacey, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Dame Glenys Stacey is stepping down as HM Chief Inspector of Probation for England and Wales at the end of May. In her last annual report she was deeply critical of the Probation services saying that privatising offender management was "irredeemably flawed". She looks back at nearly forty years in public service. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a condition which can lead to severe depression, anxiety and personality change, leaving sufferers feeling suicidal and desperate every month. It is sometimes mis-diagnosed as mental ill health and is estimated to affect 5% of menstruating women. Paula Briggs, a consultant in Reproductive and Sexual health is leading a study looking a new treatments for PMDD. Fifty years ago today (17th April)) a 21-year-old woman from Northern Ireland, Bernadette Devlin, became Britain's youngest ever female MP and the third youngest MP ever when she was elected to Westminster in a by-election in the Mid-Ulster constituency. Historian, Dr Margaret Ward explains why her election was a seismic event at the time. Top Girls, the iconic feminist play by Caryl Churchill is currently on stage at the National Theatre in London. Three actors from the cast join Jenni to discuss why the play made such an impact when it was first performed in 1982 and how relevant it is today. Presenter: Jenni Murray Interviewed guest: Dame Glenys Stacey Interviewed guest: Dr Paula Briggs Interviewed guest: Katherine Kingsley Interviewed guest: Lucy Black Interviewed guest: Liv Hill Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

Woman's Hour Parenting Podcast: food allergies

Diagnosing and managing food allergies in infants and children.

Women and protests in the Sudan

The photo of a young Sudanese woman chanting on top of a car has gone viral and has become an iconic image in the protests against Omar al-Bashir’s regime/rule. What role have women played in the protests? And what is the current status of women in the country? CNN correspondent Nima Elbagir in Khartoum and Associate Fellow, Chatham House and former British ambassador to Sudan Rosalind Marsden discuss. In the run up to World Earth Day next week on the 22nd April we speak to two women who are using their skills to solve some of our environmental problems. Dr Fanya Ismail has invented a waterproof material that will be used in disposable coffee cups which removes the need to use plastic, and Dr Carmen Hijosa has invented a natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre which can be used as a leather substitute. Jane asks them how and why they created their products. Dr Joan Malleson ran sexual counselling sessions in the 1950’s. From the Wellcome Foundation archives, historian, Dr Caroline Rusterholz reveals the approach of this birth control activist and family planning doctor. Why was the advice on offer in a period better-known for sexual repression and what does it tell us about current sexual behaviour? Food allergies affect 3 to 6 per cent of children in the developed world and appear to be on the rise. Last week we heard about the diagnosis and management of food allergies in infants and children. This week we focus specifically on how to feed your child well if he or she has food allergies. Clare Thornton-Wood is a paediatric dietician. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Kirsty Starkey Interviewed Guest: Nima Elbagir Interviewed Guest: Rosalind Marsden Interviewed Guest: Dr Carmen Hijosa Interviewed Guest: Dr Fanya Ismail Interviewed Guest: Dr Caroline Rusterholz Interviewed Guest: Clare Thornton-Wood

Abortion and the Republic of Ireland, Meike Ziervogel, Game of Thrones Superfans

Nearly a year ago the Republic of Ireland voted to change the law on abortion in a referendum. The majority voted to make it more available and so in January abortion became legal up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. But Woman’s Hour has found out that some women are still travelling to England for an abortion despite being eligible to get one back home. Siobhann Tighe reports on the new abortion law The Shatila Refugee camp in the south of Beirut was originally built in 1949 to house Palestinian refugees. Following the outbreak of civil war in Syria in 2011 tens of thousands of Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon many of them also taking refuge in the Shatila Camp. Jane speaks to publisher and author Meike Ziervogel about the work she is doing with 100 Syrian refugee women who have set-up The Shatila Studio, a bespoke needlework business that is attracting orders from outside the camp. What is life like for these women in a place they cannot leave, where no police or ambulance will enter, where killings are frequent - and yet where life goes on and the women save every penny to send their children to school. Meike also describes why her own family history of war and displacement have taken her to Shatila and are the inspiration for her latest novel “Flotsam” The final season of Game of Thrones begins tonight for viewers in the UK. As this legendary series comes to an end, Superfans describe what they love about it, what appeals to the female fans and how they’ll survive without it. A new film and photo exhibition aims to challenge the stereotypes around black, single mothers. Jane speaks to co-creator Ebun Sanusi and mothers Bola Tajudeen and Miranda Armstrong. Presenter: Jane Garvey Produce: Caroline Donne Reporter: Siobhann Tighe Interviewed guest: Meike Ziervogel Interviewed guest: Ebun Sanusi Interviewed guest: Bola Tajudeen Interviewed guest: Miranda Armstrong

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