Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Older workers, Sexual violence in schools, Imogen Stubbs

September 13th, 2016

Episode 686 of 985 episodes

If you're a woman over fifty, how do you improve your chances of getting a job or promotion in the workplace? New research shows that nearly two thirds of older workers say they've experienced discrimination. Ros Altmann, former government business champion for older workers, and author Sue Unerman discuss. Almost a third of girls say they've experienced unwanted touching in school and nearly two thirds have experienced some sexual harassment in the last year, according to a report published today by parliament's Women and Equalities Committee. What should be done to tackle sexual harassment and violence in schools? We hear from Labour MP Jess Phillips and David Brockway who runs workshops for boys about sexual equality. Against the backdrop of the recent failed coup in Turkey, award-winning journalist Ece Temelkuran and bi-lingual blogger and journalist Firdevs Robinson talk about what it's like to be a woman living there today. Actors Imogen Stubbs and Natalie Casey talk on their mother and daughter roles in a new play, Things I Know to be True, telling the story of a family and a marriage through the eyes of the grown-up children.

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