Women in the UN Protest
Women in the UN protest at honorary ambassador choice. The impact of homelessness on women. Chanya Button. A taste of this month's Late Night Woman's Hour: home. Seema Aziz.
The UN's recent decision to make Wonder Woman the UN honorary ambassador for gender equality created an internal backlash, just a short time after the appointment of yet another man to the Secretary General post. Does this reflect the organisation's deeper disconnect with gender? BBC UN and New York correspondent Nick Bryant and the former Chief Advisor on Peace and Security at UN Women, Professor Anne Marie Goetz, join us to discuss.
Today the Homelessness Reduction Bill gets its second reading in the House of Commons. Created by a panel of experts, it has cross party support and that of major homelessness charities and aims to address the visible rise in those sleeping rough across the country. Alice Ashworth from Crisis discusses what they hope the Bill will achieve and what it means for the rising number of women seen living on the streets.
Described as Thelma and Louise meets Casper the Friendly Ghost, Burn, Burn, Burn opens in cinemas today. Marking her debut as a film director, Chanya Button talks about the demands of making an independent film and the rewards of seeing it succeed.
In this month's Late Night Woman's Hour Lauren Laverne and guests ask what home means. Is it a joy or a drudgery? And why has the Scandinavian art of Hygge become the word of the winter? Lauren's joined by psychotherapist Susie Orbach, Rachel Hurdley, research fellow in the school of social science at Cardiff University, writer and blogger Helen Zaltzman, and Danish chef Trine Hahnemann.
We talk to Pakistan's top business woman, Seema Aziz about founding the country's first chain of shops, fashion house Bareeze, with more than 600 outlets across Pakistan and the Middle East. In the last 20 years she's also built 200 schools across Pakistan which are free for the boys and girls who attend them.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kirsty Starkey.
It was recently announced that Wonder Woman would be made UN gender equality ambassador
Tomorrow the Homelessness Reduction Bill gets its second reading in the House of Commons
The director of Burn, Burn, Burn discusses the demands of making an independent film
In this month’s Late Night Woman’s Hour Lauren Laverne and guests ask what 'home' means
Pakistan's top business woman who also runs over 250 schools for boys and girls
Role Contributor Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Kirsty Starkey Interviewed Guest Anne-Marie Goetz Interviewed Guest Nick Bryant Interviewed Guest Alice Ashworth Interviewed Guest Paula Interviewed Guest Debbie Interviewed Guest Susie Orbach Interviewed Guest Rachel Hurdley Interviewed Guest Trine Hahnemann Interviewed Guest Seema Aziz
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