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With Jenni Murray. Including actor Olivia Williams on her new West End play, how Whitehall has achieved gender parity, and commemorating Mary Wollstonecraft's childhood.

With Jenni Murray. The actor Olivia Williams talks about her role in the world première of Neil LaBute's new play 'In a Forest, Dark and Deep'. Whitehall has reached gender parity in its top departments, with eight women Permanent Secretaries and eight men - so how has this been achieved? Siphiwe Hlophe talks about her work with HIV/Aids in Swaziland, which has the highest HIV rate in the world. And, a campaign has been launched for a statue to the 'mother of British feminism' Mary Wollstonecraft on Newington Green. Jenni finds out about Wollstonecraft's early life in North London.

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Thu 10 Mar 2011 10:00


  • Gender Parity in the Civil Service

    The glass ceiling of Whitehall appeared to be smashed - there is gender parity with those heading Whitehall’s top home departments, 8 women & 8 men. Minouche Shafik & Siobhan Benita discuss.

    Duration: 10:11

  • Olivia Williams

    Olivia Williams talks about her film career and latest theatre role in Neil LaBute’s new play In a Forest, Dark and Deep – a psychological thriller about sibling rivalry, and buried secrets!

    Duration: 11:06

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Statue

    A group is campaigning for a statue of Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother of British feminism Jenni is joined by Roberta Wedge and Barbara Taylor to discuss Mary’s early life.

    Duration: 10:43

  • Siphiwe Hlophe and Positive Women

    Siphiwe Hlophe had won a scholarship to a UK university when she discovered she was HIV positive. Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the world and she has set up a charity Positive Women.

    Duration: 08:59


  • Thu 10 Mar 2011 10:00

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