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Columnist Sarah Vine, The Human Rights Act and Rape Survivors, Women in Engineering

Woman's Hour 2015 Power List judge Sarah Vine talks about her work as a columnist, and Professor Dame Ann Dowling talks about women in engineering. With Jane Garvey.

Woman's Hour 2015 Power List judge Sarah Vine talks about her work as a columnist.
Legal correspondent Clive Coleman sums up the situation regarding the Human Rights Act and lawyer Harriet Wistrich explains how the Act has been used to help rape survivors who were victims of police negligence.
Professor Dame Ann Dowling discusses how to engage girls in engineering.
A new advertising campaign has been launched to make parents more aware of the dangers their children can face online.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Sarah Vine

    Duration: 12:38

  • Internet Safety

    Duration: 10:55

  • Human Rights Act

    Duration: 09:42

  • Women in Engineering

    Duration: 08:01

Engineering

How do we engage girls in engineering and retain those already in the field? That’s the question that needs to be answered in order to meet Britain’s growing demand for engineers. To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day Woman’s Hour will be speaking to people who are raising the profile of women engineers and making their mark on the industry. In the first of this week’s series Jane Garvey speaks to Professor Dame Ann Dowling of Cambridge University who last year became the first female president of the Royal Academy of engineering.

Internet Safety

A new advertising campaign is being launched to make parents more aware of the dangers their children can face online and of the need to switch on parental controls.  More than half of parents don’t use parental controls, according to Internet Matters, the independent organisation set up by the UK’s four major broadband providers with the aim of helping parents to keep their children safe online.  Now they’ve launched four videos, called ‘Protect Their Curiosity.’  They’re designed to alert parents to how an innocent online search by a child can lead to them being exposed to pornography, violent scenes, cyber-bullying or sexting.  Jane is joined by Carolyn Bunting, the General Manager of Internet Matters to find out about the practical steps parents can take to stop their children being exposed to unsuitable online sites and by Lizi Patch, who’s backing the campaign after her son was left distressed by seeing a disturbing sex video.

Rape Survivors and the Human Rights Act

The Government has proposed to scrap the Human Rights Act, which enshrines the European Convention of Human Rights in UK law. David Cameron proposes to replace the Act with a ‘British Bill of Rights’. However, could this have unintended consequences? We talk to Harriet Wistrich, a lawyer at Birnberg Pierce about how the Human Rights Act has been used to help rape survivors who were victims of police negligence. The BBC’s Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman also joins the programme.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Sarah Vine
Interviewed Guest Clive Coleman
Interviewed Guest Harriet Wistrich
Interviewed Guest Ann Dowling
Interviewed Guest Carolyn Bunting
Interviewed Guest Lizi Patch
Producer Lucinda Montefiore

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