18/05/2010

Presented by Jane Garvey.

Why aren't there more women in the judiciary? President Obama announced last week that he is nominating U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Her appointment would mean that there would be three women sitting in the American Supreme Court. But in the UK only one woman sits in the Supreme Court and the judiciary remains an overwhelmingly male institution. So why are there still so few women in senior positions and what can be done to make posts more representative of gender? Jane visits the Women's Library in London which has opened up its archives to artists for the first time. As the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority launch a review into the shortage of donor eggs in the UK, we ask whether women should be able to sell their eggs? And how do you help a child cope with bullying or bereavement, alcoholism or abandonment? There are now many children's stories which address such issues and Julia Eccleshare and Damian Kelleher make their recommendations.

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