Woman's Hour

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Women and Homelessness, Best of the Best, Women's Equality Party, Autism and Relationships

October 20th, 2015

Episode 395 of 985 episodes

Sophie Walker, party leader of the Women's Equality Party, on the morning of their party conference talks to Jane about the birth and growth of the party. Two speakers from a National Autistic Society conference talk about the challenges of negotiating a relationship together. Muriel Gray, Chair of Judges in 2007, for the Women's Prize for Fiction champions "her" winner, Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You can vote now for your favourite novel from the last ten winners of the Women's Prize for Fiction. Life expectancy for a homeless woman in the UK is 43. Sleeping rough across England is on the increase and today St Mungo's, the homelessness charity is handing in a petition to Jeremy Hunt to pledge a commitment to better homeless healthcare. Why is women's route into homelessnes often more complex than men's? Cokie Van Der Velde, winner of the Barclays' Women of the Year award, talks about her work on the front line of the Ebola crisis.

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