Knitting and coding; Women's rights in Saudi Arabia; Forced marriage
Jane Garvey asks whether there will be changes for Saudi women with a new ruler in place. We find out what knitting and computers have in common. Over 20% of UK adults in their forties will age without children; Adults without Children are holding their first conference to look at the implications for the future. Panorama this week follows the High Commission team in Pakistan as they help British citizens sent there to be married against their will; Jane speak to Aneeta Prem, founder of the charity Freedom; We hear about the suffragette Katie Gliddon who spent time in Holloway Prison.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.
Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia
Knitting and Coding
What do knitting and computers have in common? Answer – they both use coding. The repetition of knit one purl is closer to the language of computers than you think, which makes every knitter in the land a computer geek, of sorts. Jane talks to Dr Karen Shoop, Lecturer in Digital Media at the Queen Mary University, and Betsan Corkhill, Director of Stitchlinks.
Ageing Without Children
It is estimated that over 20% of UK adults in their forties will age without children. There is growing concern that in an increasingly older society that statistic is being overlooked in policy and thinking on ageing. In an effort to draw attention to the situation the organisation Ageing Without Children is holding their first conference today. Founding member Jody Day talks to Jane.
A forced marriage, where one or both people do not give their consent, can lead to abuse, rape and in some cases even murder. In the last twelve months alone the government's Forced Marriage Unit has dealt with about 1400 cases. But it's a hidden problem and the actual number of cases is thought to be more than 6000.
In June last year, forced marriage was made a criminal offence. Panorama's Jane Corbin had unprecedented access to the High Commission team in Pakistan as they help British victims sent there to be married against their will. Aneeta Prem, founder of Freedom Charity, and Ross Allen, Head of Consulate Assistance, talks to Jane about what can be done to try and stop crimes taking place and the work of the Forced Marriage Unit.
Panorama Rescued from a Forced Marriage is on Monday 26th at 8.30pm on BBC One.
|Interviewed Guest||Mona Eltahawy|
|Interviewed Guest||Karen Shoop|
|Interviewed Guest||Betsan Corkhill|
|Interviewed Guest||Jodie Day|
|Interviewed Guest||Aneeta Prem|
|Interviewed Guest||Liz Chapman|