Rape Trials, Nawal El Saadawi, Women and Public Toilets
Are women inconvenienced by a lack of public toilets and might the answer lie in more unisex provision? A seminar today considers whether it's fair for equal numbers of loos to be provided for both sexes or whether women need more. Outspoken writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi is one of Egypt's leading feminists of a generation. She joins Woman's Hour to discuss her hopes of real change in the post-revolutionary era. We discuss new research based on the observation of rape and sexual assault trials which is claimed shows that the court experience is failing victims. What problems remain with the criminal justice system and how might it be improved? Treating depression with a course in gardening is being piloted by one mental health charity - we find out more about the horticultural therapy on offer. Presented by Jenni Murray.