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Why are older women in Denmark the happiest in Europe?

Why are older women in Denmark so happy? Plus a look at the impact of the Everyday Victim Blaming campaign 18 months after its launch and a celebration of Pippi Longstocking at 70.

Danish women top the polls for being the happiest in Europe. What's their secret? What impact is the Everyday Victim Blaming campaign having on the portrayal of domestic and sexual violence and abuse in the Media. A celebration of Pippi Longstocking at 70. Plus the first Women's Equality Select Committee what difference could it make.

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54 minutes

Chapters

  • Women & Equalities Committee

    Duration: 07:37

  • Pippy Longstocking

    Duration: 09:58

  • Everyday Victim Blaming

    Duration: 07:23

  • Happy Danes

    Duration: 11:18

Equality Committee

It was recently announced there is to be a new select committee in the House of Commons for Women and Equalities. Woman’s Hour looks at the significance of this move and how effective it could be.

Pippi Longstocking Is 70

It’s 70 years since Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books were first published in Sweden, and they’ve since been translated into 70 languages. Pippi is still the strongest girl in the world, living by herself with a pet monkey, a horse, and an endless supply of gold coins. And she’s still loved by children today. We look at why with Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon, and with Julia Eccleshare, children’s books editor at the Guardian newspaper who has just returned from celebrating the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden.

Everyday Victim Blaming

Everyday Victim Blaming has been challenging the portrayal of domestic and sexual violence and abuse in the media for the last 18 months. One of the founders, writer, activist, and feminist Louise Pennington joins Jenni to talk about why the campaign was launched, the response they have had, and why they have just e-published their first book.

Women's Aid

Rape Crisis

Happy Danes

Danish women top the polls for being the happiest in Europe. What's their secret? Jenni is joined by India Knight of The Independent, by Mette Davidsen-Nielsen, Director of Dagbladet Information, and by Ella Pretsdorff, who is Danish, 70 years old, retired, and very happy.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Louise Pennington
Interviewed Guest India Knight
Interviewed Guest Mette Davidsen-Nielsen
Interviewed Guest Francesca Simon
Interviewed Guest Julia Eccleshare
Interviewed Guest Sarah Childs
Interviewed Guest Ella Pretsdorff
Producer Beverley Purcell

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  • Wed 3 Jun 2015 10:00

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