Woman's Hour

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Syrian doctor, Donna Hay, Muslim fashion, Declining tests for inherited diseases

November 6th, 2015

Episode 410 of 985 episodes

Rape statistics - The latest figures show that one in four rape cases involving a child led to a charge and only one in eight involving an adult victim - and there is a huge variation across the country. So what's going on? Martin Hewitt, Vice Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council talks to Jenni. Mother and baby separated - Syrian doctor Zizit Abdel Algabbar fled her home country for Europe with her 16-month old, daughter, Maya. They became separated during the journey, and it wasn't clear how Zizit - with no papers or money left - was going to be able to join up with her baby again. Gene testing - If you have a family history of diseases such as breast cancer, Huntingdon's disease, Motor neuron disease and Alzheimer's disease, you might be offered a test to see if you carry the gene. But would you want to take it? Two women, Emma East and Renee Maguire, tell Jenni why they decided not to get tested. Donna Hay, Australian food stylist, author, and magazine editor tooks to Jenni about why she is a cook and a baker, but not a chef. Muslim fashion - Brands Uniqlo and DKNY have launched collections catering specifically for Muslim customers. Salon owner and hijabi model, Mariah Idrissi, and Professor Reina Lewis from the London College of Fashion discuss why. Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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