Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Primary school offer day, Black and Asian organ donors, #Whomademyclothes

April 18th, 2016

Episode 554 of 985 episodes

Across the country today thousands of families will find out the primary schools offers their children have received. We discuss what to do if you're not happy with your options. Black and Asian people are more likely to need an organ transplant than the rest of the population but these groups generally have fewer organ donors. We hear from an Asian woman who desperately needed a liver transplant and find out why there are so few Black and Asian organ donors in the UK. Women make up only 5 percent of Britain's prison population but once in prison they appear to contravene prison rules more often than men. We explore the causes of women behaving badly in prisons. Fashion Revolution Week kicks off with the launch of the hashtag #Whomademyclothes. We explore who shoulders the responsibility for ethics on the high street. When Ian Brennan's partner was raped twenty-five years ago, he says the entire course of his life was altered. Since then he's worked in the field of violence prevention and written a novella, Sister Maple Syrup Eyes, that explores how rape might affect more than just the person attacked. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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