Resolutions; Caring For An Ex; Eva Dolan
Why bother with New Year resolutions: Jenny Eclair and Viv Groskop give us their view. Taking on the care of an ex-partner: Woman's Hour listener, Rachel and Emily Holzhausen from Carers UK discuss the issues. Crime writer Eva Dolan on her debut novel, Long Way Home.
In today's discussion of the MINT economies we talk about Indonesia with Ayesha Kariapper of Care International, Dwi Faiz of UN Women Indonesia, and to Anis Hidayah, Director of Migrant Care.
And China correspondent for The Guardian, Tania Branigan on the detention of sex workers in China.
Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Lucinda Montefiore.
How helpful are New Year’s resolutions?
Caring for an ex-partner
With an increasing divorce rate and ageing population, the number of single people in need of care in the UK is on the rise. One consequence of this is that more and more individuals are taking on the care of an ex-partner. But what emotional difficulties come with the role? And what legal barriers stand in the way? Jane talks to Emily Holzhausen from Carers UK and Rachel, who took on the primary care of her ex-husband three and a half years ago after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
MINT Economies: Indonesia
This week Radio 4’s is looking at the new emerging MINT economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey. Their economies are seen as great success stories, but there’s evidence of gender inequality on many levels. Today we look at the economic reality for women in Indonesia.
Eva Dolan was shortlisted for The Crime Writers Association's Debut Dagger Competition when she was just a teenager. Her debut novel is now published, Long Way Home, the start of a new crime series featuring two detectives from the local Hate Crimes Unit in Peterborough. The book opens with the discovery of a body, a man who has been burnt alive in a suburban garden shed. The two detectives find themselves drawn into the world of the migrant worker, legal and illegal, working and often abused as cheap foreign labour in the fields, the factories and the pubs of the town.
Long Way Home is published by Harvill Secker
China Sex Worker Detention
|Interviewed Guest||Jenny Eclair|
|Interviewed Guest||Viv Groskop|
|Interviewed Guest||Emily Holzhausen|
|Interviewed Guest||Eva Dolan|
|Interviewed Guest||Ayesha Kariapper|
|Interviewed Guest||Dwi Faiz|
|Interviewed Guest||Anis Hidayah|
|Interviewed Guest||Tania Branigan|