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WHNews:DSK, what do French women think? Why do some parents keep quiet about their children's mental ill-health?Jean Harrod

February 19th, 2015

Episode 148 of 723 episodes

The ongoing trial of the former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn for pimping prostitutes has been headline news inside and outside France. What do French women think? Jenni is joined by French journalist Agnes Poirier to discuss. Mental Ill Health in children, why many parents find it difficult to refer their children for help. Former diplomat, turned novelist Jean Harrod. Modern day slavery in the UK, a domestic worker who escaped from an abusive employer tells her story and Jenni hears from Marissa Begonia who helps rescue women from forms of modern day slavery. A feminist, satirical drama The Last of the De Mullins by St John Hankin is being revived in London. Set in 1908 it dealt with working, single mothers who refused to be tied to the institution of marriage, How did such a controversial play slip through the censors then and why it is still relevant today?

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