Why are older women in Denmark the happiest in Europe?

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJenni Murray
Interviewed GuestLouise Pennington
Interviewed GuestIndia Knight
Interviewed GuestMette Davidsen-Nielsen
Interviewed GuestFrancesca Simon
Interviewed GuestJulia Eccleshare
Interviewed GuestSarah Childs
Interviewed GuestElla Pretsdorff
ProducerBeverley Purcell

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