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Woman's Hour

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Female-friendly Mosque; Justine Greening; the New Female Viagra

June 16th, 2015

Episode 273 of 760 episodes

Michelle Obama is in London to promote the US President's Let Girls Learn initiative. We look at what the UK government is doing to support the education of girls around the world. Plans are being made for a female friendly mosque in Bradford. We find out how much progress has been made and why some Muslim women feel they are marginalised by UK mosques. How near are we to finding a safe medical treatment for female loss of sexual drive? The final decision in the US for the drug Flibanserin, designed to boost women's desire for sex, is due in August. We look at how this drug works, how effective it is, what the risks are and why it is causing such a stir. A State of the World's Fathers Report has been published looking at the role of fatherhood in the global fight for gender equality. Is this an overlooked area that can help in the fight to end violence against women and children? What do we know now about the women's votes in this last General Election? Was there a gender gap?

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