Woman's Hour

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Divorce mediation, Sylvia Day, #whomademyclothes

April 23rd, 2016

Episode 560 of 724 episodes

An assessment meeting for mediation during divorce process became law two years ago - why do so few couples attend? Jane Robey the CEO of National Family Mediation and Emma Nash a solicitor with The International Family Law Group discuss. When the assistant editor of the Spectator, Isabel Hardman, was called 'totty' by an MP she complained to the Whips. Former MP Edwina Currie and the writer Laura Bates discuss how to deal with sexist behaviour. Wakefield MP Mary Creagh, the Chair of Fashion Question Time for Fashion Revolution at the Houses of Parliament and Liz Leffman the Director of Cothesource talk about where the responsibility for ethics on the high street lies and the launch of #whomademyclothes. Why do women prisoners seem to contravene prison rules more often than men? Martha Gill the Home Affairs Correspondent at The Economist and author of a recent report on women's behaviour behind bars argues women should not face the same rules as men in prison and she's joined by Tania Bassett from NAPO the trade union for probation and family court staff. Sylvia Day is the best-selling author of the Crossfire series. She talks about the sex and romance in her novels. As the birthday celebrations for the Queen who turned 90 this week continue, we hear from two nonagenarians about their lives. Jackie Marcus is 90 and Honour Harlow is 99 - what is their secret to a long life? 39 per cent of those running the London Marathon 2016 will be female compared to just five per cent when it first took place in 1981. So why are women attracted to the sport of running? Runner and writer Bridget Minamore and Elizabeth Hufton the editor of Women's Running discuss.

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