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New Zealand Women MPs ejected from Parliament, School Refusal

November 13th, 2015

Episode 416 of 985 episodes

Earlier this week a group of female MPs were ejected from the New Zealand parliament. We find out why. Children who find school too emotionally distressing to cope with are often wrongly labelled as truants. A mother and daughter shed light on 'School Refusal'. Lucy Willetts, NHS consultant clinical psychologist, explains. The Maasai tribe in Kenya are male dominated, and women have few rights. The practice of female genital mutilation on girls is very common. A group of young men from a remote part of the community have been fighting against the practice through their passion for cricket. Their story is the subject of a new documentary film 'Warriors'. The WISE awards celebrate talented women who are leading the way in science, technology, maths and engineering, from the classroom to the boardroom. Jenni speaks to two nominees: Amrita Ahluwalia, Professor of Vascular Pharmacology at Barts University, and Dr Jennifer Walsh-O'Donovan, a Rehabilitation Bioengineer for NHS Lothian. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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