Woman's Hour

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Keeping a diary, Drones and abortion pills, Global gender gap in politics

May 9th, 2016

Episode 573 of 722 episodes

Writing a diary - why we do it, is it helpful psychologically and what is it like to look back upon your younger self? There are currently proposals to restrict abortion laws in Poland. An organisation, Women on Waves, has attempted to send drones carrying abortion pills into Poland from Germany. The founder of the organisation and a Polish human rights activist join Jane to clarify the situation facing women in Poland today. About 80 percent of lawmakers and 95 percent of heads of state in the world are men. The main focus of a conference in Jordan last week organised by the Women in Parliaments network together with the OECD was on how to address the global gender gap in politics. We interview two of the attendees. Journalist and writer Christa D'Souza talks about the challenges and difficulties of the menopause. Presenter: Jane Garvey.