Criminologist Dr Marian Fitzgerald on the drop in conviction rates for sexual offences.
Neha Juneja and Dr Anne Wheldon on sustainable energy solutions.
Jane speaks to Lucy and Eddie Northrop, and CLIC Sargent social worker Josie Lennox.
We visit a bridal shop and meet two mum and daughter couples shopping for the big day.
Olivia Fane on her new book ‘The Conversations, 66 Reasons to Start Talking’.
Falling Sexual Assault Conviction Rates
Last week it was announced that the conviction rate for sexual offences in England and Wales have dropped sharply. In 2013, 55% percent of people prosecuted for this type of offence pleaded guilty or were found guilty – down from 61% of those prosecuted in 2012. A joint police and Crown Prosecution action plan is to be published shortly to improve the way sexual offence cases are handled. But why do we still have one of the very lowest conviction rates of sexual assault in Europe? And how will the review change that? Jane speaks to criminologist Dr Marian Fitzgerald.
Clean Fuel for Women in the Developing World
In the developing world, 3 billion people cook on wood or charcoal stoves and outdoor fires resulting in the premature death of 4 million people every year from inhaling smoke. That’s double the amount of people who die from malaria every year. Women and children are worst affected. An International Conference in London on Tuesday is bringing together women energy leaders from Southeast Asia, Africa and India who are leading the way in designing clean energy products. Jane is joined by Neha Juneja CEO of an Indian company Greenway Grameen which manufactures clean cook stoves and by Dr Anne Wheldon, Research Adviser to the charity Ashden who champion sustainable energy solutions.
Wedding Dress Shopping with Mum
As wedding season kicks off, we visit a bridal shop in Liverpool and meet two mum and daughter couples shopping for the big day. Reporter Kim Normanton talks to the brides to be about why shopping with mum is crucial to finding the right dress. We also hear from Maria Johnson Sach on what it’s like to run a wedding shop and the joys and pressures of the job.
The Art of Conversation
What happens when you run out of things to say to your long term partner? Olivia Fane fell in love with and married the wittiest and cleverest man she had ever met. But a few years into their marriage, she noticed they were no longer having the great conversations they had when they first met. When she married a second time and she noticed the same thing happening again, she decided to do something about it. She joins Jane to talk about how reviving the art of conversation can help bring about more intimacy and help us get to know the people we share our lives with. In her book ‘The Conversations’ she offers the starting points for 66 thought provoking conversations to be had with a partner, friend, or stranger on subjects such as happiness, infidelity, jealousy, education, free will, human rights, trust or death.
‘The Conversations, 66 Reasons to Start Talking’ – by Olivia Fane is published by Vintage.
Parenting a Young Person with Cancer
19 year old Stephen Sutton – who died of bowel cancer on Wednesday – showed incredible positivity as he dealt with his illness, drawing up a "bucket list" of things he wanted to achieve before he died, and in doing so raising millions for charity. But of course the experience of cancer for a young person will differ for everyone and on every day with good days as well as bad. So how important – and realistic - is it to remain positive? How do you help your child cope with cancer, whilst you as a parent may also be struggling? Jane is joined by Lucy and Eddie Northrop, and CLIC Sargent social worker Josie Lennox
- Jane Garvey
- Interviewed Guest
- Olivia Fane
- Interviewed Guest
- Marian Fitzgerald
- Anne Peacock
Discover cooking techniques and tips to help you perfect your cooking know-how. Jenni Murray and…
Which ten women in the UK have done most to game-change the way power operates in the UK, whether in…
Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging…