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Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

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Sexually exploited children are being refused compensation by a Government agency on the grounds they 'consented' to their abuse, reveals a charity coalition. According to a freedom of information request child sexual abuse victims as young as 12 are being denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, even if their...

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Playwright Vivienne Franzmann joins Jane to discuss her latest play "Bodies", which explores the emotions and ethics around surrogacy. It's about a middle-class couple who decide to use an Indian surrogate to have a baby. We're also joined by the Miranda Davies who's written a book about the subject. She talks about the increasing popularity of...

The writer and activist Laurie Penny places women's politics and gender politics at the centre of her writing. She discusses her new book 'Bitch Doctrine' - Essays for Dissenting Adults. Is women's tennis boring? The BBC sports commentator Dot Davies and the sports writer for The Herald Susan Egelstaff discuss. Parliament has launched Vote100, a...

Nicola Benedetti, is one of the UK's top musicians. She's a solo violinist, who first came on the scene when she won Young Musician of the Year aged just 16. She talks to Jenni about her life and career, and she'll play part of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto Number 1, which she is due to perform at The Proms next week. Image copyright: Simon...