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On Saturday 29th March the first same sex marriage ceremonies will take place in England & Wales. Couples will have the right to legally refer to their spouse as "husband" or "wife". How comfortable will lesbians be with calling their spouse wife? The Canadian author & peace activist, Deborah Ellis, ...
Elsa Hammond who hopes to be the fastest woman to row solo from California to Hawaii, the latest figures on women on boards, Penelope Jardine the lifelong companion of author Muriel Spark and as a new stage version of the 1980s film Fatal Attraction opens in the West End, what does the story have to ...
Muslim women in the UK have the lowest rates of employment and are six times as likely to never have worked compared to other women in England and Wales. The Muslim women's charity, Inspire is setting up a new website designed to encourage Muslim women to write about gender discrimination and inequality ...
BBC News School Reporters Isabel and Emily, from John Cleveland College in Hinckley, Leicestershire join us to talk exam pressure, online bullying and more.
Pupils from Uckfield Community College interview their teacher Jenny McLachlan about her first novel, Flirty Dancing - and the four book deal that's ...
Anita Roddick - a Game Changer in the beauty world? The Pakistani politician and activist Humaira Awais Shahid. Plus Louise Welsh on her new novel "A Lovely Way to Burn" and as the Law Society issues guidance for High Street solicitors on how to compose Islamic wills compliant with Sharia Law. What's ...
Mini skirt and hotpants inventor, Mary Quant, explains what inspired her to create these iconic styles and why her appearance on the fashion scene made such an impact.
The writer and comedian Grace Dent will look back on her childhood and give a Guide to Growing Up a Girl. She'll be reminiscing about being a brownie guide and learning to swim in pyjamas.
The author Shereen El-Feiki will discuss the ever changing attitudes towards sex in the Arab world.
And the political ...
A new report says 4 in ten of all children are not forming the right attachments with their parents. The consequences, they say, are that these children are more at risk of doing less well at school and are less likely to be successful in life.
The largest ever study in music psychology conducted at ...
On today's Woman's Hour we hear from Peter Lawrence whose daughter Claudia disappeared five years ago. How hopeful is he with the new Crimewatch appeal for information. Historian Juliet Gardiner tells us about Dr Innes Pearse who, with her husband, opened a health clinic in London in 1935 to conduct ...
Fashion Game Changer Mary Quant. Government help with childcare. Helping kids get interested in Shakespeare. And why are women more likely to take time off sick from work?
Prostitution: the politics - we debate the issues with Fiona MacTaggart MP from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution, who published their report on the laws on prostitution, and with Jean Urquhart MSP, who voted against the criminalisation of paying for sex in the Scottish parliament. Clarissa ...
Woman's Hour has been examining the case for and against the 'Nordic model' in a bid to change the laws on prostitution; we hear from three men who talk about why they pay for sex. Food writer Diana Henry has a new book, A Change of Appetite. She creates a feta and orange salad which is not just delicious ...
Dame Cicely Saunders founded the modern hospice movement. Her view that death is a natural part of life led her to create a place where the terminally ill could receive sensitive nursing, effective pain control and be allowed to die with dignity.
Paying for sex... should you get a criminal record if you do? We hear from a former prostitute in favour of fining or jailing people who buy sex and from the sex workers who tell us why they don't want their clients to get a criminal record.
How do you recognise a game changer? We'll hear from a business ...
The women playing a part in the Oscar Pistorius Trial. Jenni talks to 90s pop star Lisa Stansfield about her return to film and music. Three of the youngest baronesses talk about their work. Professor Lisanti discusses the latest research into dense breast tissue. Coloured coats - on the catwalks and in the shops.
Jónína Leósdóttir the partner of the former Prime Minister of Iceland - Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir - the first openly gay head of government in the world, talks about their relationship and why she decided write a book about their life together. With the situation in the Ukraine remaining tense we'll ...
Robotics in schools. Our reporter Ayshea Buksh talks to an award winning all-girl competitive robotics team from North London about how their project has broadened their horizons and changed their career aspirations.

The TUC's Frances O'Grady on how going part time affects your earning power. So what ...
Should buying and selling sex be decriminalised? Jane Garvey talks sex workers in Glasgow who think only full decriminalisation will give them protection and rights. Opportunities for women in cyber security. The deadly beauty secrets of women in the court of Charles I explored in Hermione Eyre's novel ...
Woman's Hour is looking at the issues of selling and paying for sex. Today we hear from women who describe themselves as 'survivors of prostitution' and get their views on proposals to criminalise paying for sex. Young people at the Women of the World Festival tell us how they've been inspired. And soprano ...
US journalist Gloria Steinem is famously known for her article about being a Bunny Girl as well as for being one of the founders of Ms magazine. In this interview from 1977 she talks to Sue McGregor about her campaign for an Equal Rights Amendment.
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