Mark Hix; Adoption; Femen
Mark Hix Cooks the Perfect...cauliflower cheese. Adoption myths: can you be too old be considered? We discuss with adopters and Alice Noon from the Coram, the children's charity and adoption agency.
Janet Fyle from the Royal College of Midwives on new guidelines for health and education professionals on stopping FGM.
The politics of playdates. Kitty Green on her film about feminist group, Femen - Ukraine is not a Brothel.
New guidelines for health care professionals to tackle FGM in UK
Today new guidelines will be announced to tackle female genital mutilation in the UK. Aimed at social workers, health and education professionals, as well as the police, the new recommendations mark the first comprehensive plan to ensure FGM is targeted consistently across public services. Jane talks to Janet Fyle, Royal College of Midwives’ professional and policy adviser, who oversaw the new guidelines.
A new survey published today by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering illustrates a number of myths around who can and can’t be an adoptive parent. In National Adoption Week we look at how these misconceptions could be preventing children finding a permanent home. Jane is joined by Alice Noon, manager of the London Adoption Team for Coram, the children’s charity and adoption agency.
Mark Hix Cooks The Perfect…Cauliflower Cheese
Australian film director Kitty Green first came across the topless feminist protest group Femen in a newspaper photo - the beautiful women in traditional headdresses with political slogans written over their naked breasts had made headlines across the world. Femen set out to contradict the image of Ukrainian women as prostitutes or as brides for sale, as Ukraine became a centre for sex tourism and trafficking, and they have announced their determination to fight patriarchy across the world. Kitty spend 14 months living with the women and her film ‘Ukraine is not a Brothel’ explores their contradictions – a feminist organisation which was set up and seems to be controlled by a man; protesting about the objectification of women through arranging photo opportunities of beautiful, slim, topless women; funded by men who contact the women across the internet, some of whom use Femen to promote their businesses.
|Interviewed Guest||Mark Hix|
|Interviewed Guest||Alice Noon|
|Interviewed Guest||Janet Fyle|
|Interviewed Guest||Kitty Green|