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.

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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.


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Adoption Myths

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.

Predatory Playdates

It used to be called just ‘going round to play’.  Send them over to a friend’s house for a spot of exploring, arguing over toys and pushing unfamiliar food around the plate at teatime.  But the rising costs of childcare now mean some parents view the humble play date as an additional way to help plug the childcare gap. So....  if you’re new to the world of playground politics, how do you know whether the parent proposing a get together for your children is actually after some one sided childcare instead of a quid pro quo arrangement?  Tamsin Smith reports.

Mark Hix Cooks The Perfect…Cauliflower Cheese

The chef, restauranteur and food writer Mark Hix shares his recipe for his ultimate comfort food.

Cook the Perfect Cauliflower Cheese

Kitty Green

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.


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestMark Hix
Interviewed GuestAlice Noon
Interviewed GuestJanet Fyle
Interviewed GuestKitty Green
ProducerKirsty Starkey

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