Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Coercive control, Wiki-food, Antonia Hayes

April 27th, 2016

Episode 563 of 985 episodes

Research shows the vast majority of men who abuse their partners stop their physical and sexual violence if they attend a domestic violence perpetrator programme. But if you want help how can you access these courses and can they be as effective with coercive controlling behaviour? Professor Liz Kelly from London Metropolitan University and Liz Ostrowski from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project discuss. Polly Russell, curator at the British Library, and Carolin Young from the Oxford Food Symposium on their project to encourage people to add new pages to Wikipedia to explain and document the role of women within the history of food. Australian writer Antonia Hayes on her debut novel, Relativity. The book starts with a tiny baby being rushed to hospital after being injured from an abusive head trauma, and is based on the experience of Antonia and her son. Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Jane Thurlow.

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