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21/06/2011

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Tuesday 21 June 2011

Presented by Jane Garvey. As the Football Association approves mixed teams for 13 year olds, we discuss whether girls benefit from playing football with boys. Should hospitals continue to provide formula milk for newborn babies? 20 year old Bahraini student and poet Ayat al-Qarmezi has just been sentenced to a year in prison by a military court. She was arrested for reading poems at a pro-democracy rally in which she criticised the ruling family in Bahrain and asked for transparency in her country's governance. The life and times of a leading campaigner for women's rights, Constance Lloyd, wife of Oscar Wilde.

Chapters

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  • Formula milk in hospitals

    Is not providing formula milk in hospitals an acceptable way to encourage breastfeeding? Sue Ashmore, UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative and Jane Munroe from the Royal College of Midwives discuss.

  • Girls and football

    What's happening to encourage girls into the game in England? Rachel Pavlou, National Women's Football Development Manager at the FA and Jen O'Neill, editor of shekicks.net discuss.

  • Fridge

    The gallery 'The Secret Life of the Home' at the Science Museum is filled with domestic appliances from all eras. Judi Herman meets the curator Helen Pevvitt to talk about the fridge.

  • The life of Constance Lloyd - Mrs Oscar Wilde

    Constance Lloyd was a popular children’s author, fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women’s rights. Franny Moyle talks about her new book that examines the life of Mrs Oscar Wilde.

  • Ayat al-Qarmezi

    Ayat al-Qarmezi was sentenced to a year in prison for “insulting the Bahraini king, taking part in banned gatherings and spreading false information. Said Boumedouh and Jane Kinninmont discuss.

  • Girls and football

    As the Women’s World Cup kicks off in Germany this Sunday, what’s happening to support and encourage girls into the game in England? We discuss recent developments in the sport for girls, including an extension of mixed teams to the age of 13, and reductions in the national Girls’ Centres of Excellence programme. Jane is joined by Rachel Pavlou, National Women's Football Development Manager at the FA and Jen O'Neill, editor of shekicks.net - an online community for women's football.

  • Ayat al-Qarmezi

    Twenty year old Bahraini student and poet, Ayat al-Qarmezi was sentenced on 12 June to a year in prison by a military court for “insulting the king, taking part in banned gatherings and spreading false information. Prior to this she was arrested for reading poems at a pro-democracy rally in Pearl Square in which she criticised the ruling family in Bahrain and asked for transparency in her country’s governance. Amnesty is now running a campaign calling on the Bahrian authorities to release her. Said Boumedouh, Amnesty’s Bahrain researcher and Jane Kinninmont Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa at Chatham House join Jane to discuss the situation in Bahrain, once one of the most safe and stable of the Gulf states.

    Amnesty
  • The life of Constance Lloyd - Mrs Oscar Wilde

    Constance Lloyd and Oscar Wilde married in 1884 and until 1895 held a privileged place in society. They had two sons and lived a decadent lifestyle as a celebrity couple. A phenomenon in her own right, Constance was a popular children’s author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women’s rights. In 1895 everything changed for the Wilde family when he was convicted of homosexual crimes and imprisoned for two years. Franny Moyle joins Jane to talk about her new book that examines the life of Mrs Oscar Wilde.

    Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle is published by John Murray on 23rd June.

  • Formula milk in hospitals

    As the latest figures on infant feeding are released, we discuss is the decision by some hospitals to stop providing formula milk an acceptable way of encouraging breastfeeding? Have Department of Health efforts to increase the proportion of women who breastfeed been effective? To discuss Jane is joined by Sue Ashmore, programme director of the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative and Jane Munroe from the Royal College of Midwives.

  • Fridge

    The Science Museum in London has a gallery 'The Secret Life of the Home' which is filled with domestic appliances from all eras that are now standard in our homes. As part of a series looking at what these gadgets have meant for women’s lives, Judi Herman visited the gallery in the company of the curator, Helen Pevvitt to talk about the fridge.

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