iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Domestic Violence or Coercive Control

Listen now 58 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Domestic Violence or Coercive Control

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 April 2012

What do you keep in your handbag? The German artist who''ll pay you 500 euros if you let him feature your bag in his exhibition in London. A government consultation asks whether the term domestic violence should be widened to include the phrase "coercive control". How proposed changes to pensions will affect more than 500,000 women across the UK. And following our interview with a mother labelled a significant risk of harm to her son following a visit to her GP for mild depression, we hear from listeners and a GP about their concerns it will put off some women from coming forward for treatment.

Presenter Jenni Murray.
Producer Luke Mulhall.

Chapters

5 items
  • Seeing Your GP About Depression

    Jenni is joined by Dr Clare Gerada, a London-based GP and Chair of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

  • Domestic Violence - Should the Definition Change?

    Sam Baker, Editor of Red Magazine, which has launched a campaign called Speak Up, Save A Life and Diana Barran, Chief Exec of national charity Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse, join Jenni.

  • Handbag Art

    Reporter Luke Mulhall visits London’s Serpentine Gallery where a retrospective of Hans-Peter Feldmann’s work features the contents of six women’s handbags displayed as art.

  • Pensions

    What would an active older workforce mean for society? Jenni is joined by Ros Altmann, Director General of Saga and by Owen Jones, author and columnist at the Independent.

  • Cuckoo In the Nest

    Comedian Nat Luurtsema and writer Kate Figes, mother of a 23 year old who has moved in and out several times, join Jenni to discuss moving back in with parents

  • Domestic Violence – Should The Definition Change?

    At least 1 in 4 women in the UK will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, but is the term ‘domestic violence’ preventing women from seeking help, since many abusive relationships do not involve physical violence. A government consultation has just ended and asks whether the definition should be widened to include the phrase “coercive control.” Jenni is joined by Sam Baker, Editor of Red Magazine, which has launched a campaign called Speak Up, Save A Life to draw attention to abusive relationships, and to Diana Barran, Chief Executive of the national charity Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse.

  • Seeing GPs About Depression

    Yesterday we heard from Lucy Allen. She was a local councillor whose work involved scrutinising children’s services until, after a visit to her GP experiencing mild symptoms of depression, she was labelled a significant risk of harm to her own son. Her son was not removed from her care, but we received a number of emails from concerned listeners who fear women will be put off going to their GPs with depression for fear of social services becoming involved. To discuss the issue, Jenni is joined by Dr Clare Gerada, a London-based GP and Chair of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

  • Contents of Handbags

    What do you keep in your handbag? The German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann would like to know. In fact he’ll pay you 500 euros for it, as long as you don’t mind him framing it and hanging it on a wall. London’s Serpentine Gallery is putting on a retrospective exhibition of Feldmann’s work, which features the contents of six women’s handbags displayed as art. Our reporter Luke Mulhall went to see the exhibition, where he spoke to the curator Julia Peyton-Jones, and the elusive Mr Feldmann himself. So, what do the contents of your handbag say about you? And is it art?

    Hans-Peter Feldman exhibition is at the Serpentine Gallery in London from 11 April – 5 June 2012

  • The ‘Boomerang Generation’

    Comedian Nat Luurtsema has written a memoir, Cuckoo in the Nest, about moving back in with her parents at the grand old age of 28. While her friends pursued normal adult lives, Nat was taking packed lunches to gigs and being treated to lectures on “Why It’s Nice When All The Tins Face Forwards In The Cupboard.” The book is very funny, but it also raises important issues faced by many of the so-called ‘boomerang generation,’ and by their parents who can’t rid themselves of their adult kids. Nat Luurtsema and writer Kate Figes, mother of a 23 year old who has moved in and out several times, join Jenni in the studio to discuss.

  • Rethinking Retirement

    Ros Altmann, Director General of Saga, has called for a rethink when it comes to retirement, claiming we cannot afford to let people in their sixties and seventies leave the labour force. In light of economic hardship and an aging population, is it time to ditch the concept of retirement, and what would an active older workforce mean for society? Jenni is joined by Ros Altmann, and by Owen Jones, author and columnist at the Independent.

Broadcasts

Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers

Doreen Lawrence

Doreen Lawrence is named number one game changer.

Woman's Hour Takeover

Woman's Hour Takeover

Five remarkable women take over Woman's Hour for one week.

Podcasts

  1. Image for Cook The Perfect...

    Cook The Perfect...

    Discover cooking techniques and tips to help you perfect your cooking know-how. Jenni Murray and…

  2. Image for Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers

    Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers

    Which ten women in the UK have done most to game-change the way power operates in the UK, whether in…

  3. Image for Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast

    Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast

    Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss