Woman's Hour

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Leila Zerrougui, Lucy Kalanithi, Internet dating and rape

February 9th, 2016

Episode 491 of 985 episodes

New figures from the National Crime Agency show the number of people who report being raped by someone they met via a dating app or website has risen six fold in the last 5 years. Jane talks to Sean Sutton, Head of the of the National Crime Agency's Serious Crimes Analysis Section and Rebecca Hitchen of Rape Crisis. Algerian Human Rights expert Leila Zerrougui talks about her work as the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. Lucy Kalanithi, the wife of neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi who wrote the book 'When Breath Becomes Air' about facing his own death. Bridget Kendall, the BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent looks at whether the next Secretary General of the UN could be a woman. A tribute to Margaret Forster, author and biographer, who died yesterday. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Eleanor Garland.

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