Woman's Hour

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WHNews: Domestic abuse; Princesses of Wales

March 4th, 2015

Episode 159 of 721 episodes

In 2009 Joanna Michael twice rang 999 for help before she was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend. The Independent Police Complaints Commission ruled that Joanna had been failed by South Wales and Gwent Police. Now a new IPCC report shows there are continuing systematic failures in the way Gwent police deals with domestic violence issues. How can any woman be reassured that complaints will be handled properly? The title of Princess of Wales still conjures up images of Diana, the last person to use the title, but where did it begin? New research links financial problems with eating disorders among students, and Lemn Sissay’s sound poem - Deliverance - is based on the audio diaries of women due to give birth, but what intrigued him about pregnancy?