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Girl Summit; Carolyn Forché; Tartan; Feminist marketing

Girl Summit on FGM and forced marriage, plus American poet Carolyn Forché, tartan and feminist marketing. Jenni Murray presents the female perspective.

The UK Government and UNICEF are co-hosting Girl Summit. The aim is to end Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C), and Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in a generation. We talk to International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Anita Tiessen of UNICEF.

American poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché is best known for her 'poetry of witness'; from the civil war in El Salvador to apartheid in South Africa.

There's a trend to use feminism to promote products such as sanitary towels and shampoo. The advertisers think it makes good business sense, but is this good news for feminism?
A new tartan has been created for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. It remains a popular design choice for fashion - from high street to high end. So what is the enduring appeal of tartan?

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Girl Summit

    Jenni talks to International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Anita Tiessen

    Duration: 16:00

  • Feminism and advertising

    Jenni is joined by Deborah Coughlin and Heather Alderson of the advertising agency BBH.

    Duration: 09:39

  • Carolyn Forché

    Jenni talks to Carolyn about war, breast cancer and the poetry of witness.

    Duration: 09:53

  • Tartan

    What’s the history of this ancient design and why is it still so popular?

    Duration: 06:17

Girl Summit

The UK Government and UNICEF are co-hosting Girl Summit. The aim is to end Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C), and Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in a generation. We talk to International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Anita Tiessen of UNICEF.

 

NSPCC FGM Helipline: 0800 028 3550

 

Girls Not Brides

 

World Vision

Feminism and advertising

At the moment there seems to be a trend to use feminism to promote products. Among them is the 'Like a Girl’ video.  The ad, directed by Lauren Greenfield, has gone global. It racked up 31 million views in one week and the hastag, #LikeAGirl, recived support from campiagners and celabrities. So what exactly are the implications of using feminism to sell products? Jenni is joined by Deborah Coughlin, writer and former editor of the Feminist Times and Heather Alderson, managing partner of the advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

Carolyn Forché

The American poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché is best known for her poetry of witness testimonials exploring the broader impact of conflict on society from civil war in El Salvador to apartheid in South Africa. This year Carolyn delivered the annual Poetry Society Lecture at Poetry International 2014, the London Southbank’s festival of poetry, film and spoken word, marking the centenary of the First World War. Jenni talks to Carolyn about her experience of war, breast cancer and the poetry of witness.

Tartan

Team Scotland will be donning its own unique tartan for the opening of the Commonwealth Games. The turquoise, fuchsia and navy combination is not to everyone’s taste but there’s no doubt that tartan itself is undergoing a revival. So what’s the history of this ancient design and why is it still so popular?

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Justine Greening
Interviewed Guest Deborah Coughlin
Interviewed Guest Amber Jane Butchart
Interviewed Guest Anita Tiessen
Interviewed Guest Heather Alderson
Interviewed Guest Carolyn Forche
Interviewed Guest Brian Wilton
Producer Karen Dalziel

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