Reading in schools; Australian election; gay rights in Uganda; medal-winning rower, Helen Glover
Can parents help children improve their reading or should it be left to the teachers? This Saturday voters in Australia's general election go to the polls - but in a campaign in which women candidates have been rated for their "sex appeal" and opposition leader Tony Abbott has bragged about his daughters' attractiveness in a bid to win votes - what can women expect from the 2013 election? Gay rights campaigners on the discrimination blighting the lives of gay people in Uganda; and Olympic and World champion, rower Helen Glover. Jenni Murray presents the programme that offers a female perspective on the world.
Reading in school
Gay rights in Uganda
Patience Akumu is an award-winning journalist who has written about the lives – and deaths – of gay activists for five years in the Kampala Observer. In Uganda homosexuality is illegal and homophobia is so severe that in 2009 Parliament introduced a bill calling for gay people to be executed. Despite hate mail, and threats and alienation from friends Patience she says she won’t stop writing about gay rights in Uganda. Jenni Murray will be talking to Patience, along with a gay activist, about the deep-rooted discrimination that blights the lives of gay people in their country.
Women in the Australian General Election