March 3rd, 2015
Episode 157 of 860 episodes
On today's Woman's Hour Natasha Walter, Director of Women for Refugee Women, reflects on the implications of the Channel 4 News secret filming in Yarl's Wood Detention Centre revealing the behaviour of some of the staff, on the mostly female detainees kept there. Jude Kelly, artistic director of Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival, talks about the highlights of this their fifth year. Should divorcees with children over seven who were stay-at-home parents be forced to work? Family lawyer, Christina Blacklaws, and Amy Moodie, currently going through a divorce discuss.Alexandra Fuller talks about her new memoir, Leaving Before the Rains Come. And writer Debbie Horsfield reveals why the costume drama series Poldark is to return to our screens on Sunday night.