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Alexandra Schulman, UN Women, Felicity Kendal

Alexandra Shulman on her 24 years as editor of Vogue; Wonder Woman as UN gender equality ambassador; Felicity Kendal; should domestic violence charities be solely run by women?

We discuss why the UN decided to appoint the comic book character Wonder Woman as a gender equality ambassador. The decision has divided UN staff. So does this reflect on a deeper disconnect with gender overall? We hear from the BBC UN New York Correspondent Nick Bryant and former Chief Advisor on Peace and Security at UN Women, Anne Marie Goetz.

Alexandra Shulman has been the editor of Vogue in the UK for 24 years. In the magazine's century year she's decided to publish her diary of her day to day life at the magazine. She tells us why.

To discuss who could be on the Woman's Hour Power List from the world of health and science we're joined by Susan Bewley,Professor of Women's health at King's College London and Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford.

Should domestic violence organisations be solely run by women or can men be included too? We discuss the issue with Polly Neate the CEO of Women's Aid in England and Chris Murphy the Executive Director of Falkirk organisation Committed to Ending Abuse (CEA).

Felicity Kendal stars as Charlotte Bartlett in Adrian Noble's tour of a Room With a View. She discusses her role as the spinster chaperone and why she believes men loved her character Barbara Good in The Good Life.

We speak to Pakistan's top business woman Seema Aziz about how she founded the country's first fashion chain and runs more than 200 schools across the country.

We hear about the latest play from the Open Clasp Theatre company. Key change was devised with women prisoners in HMP Low Newton. We hear from the writer and Open Clasp Founder Catrina McHugh and from former prisoner Cheryl Byron.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed
Edited by Jane Thurlow.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest Alexandra Shulman
Interviewed Guest Felicity Kendal
Interviewed Guest Anne-Marie Goetz
Interviewed Guest Nick Bryant
Interviewed Guest Sunetra Gupta
Interviewed Guest Susan Bewley
Interviewed Guest Polly Neate
Interviewed Guest Chris Murphy
Interviewed Guest Seema Aziz
Interviewed Guest Catrina McHugh
Interviewed Guest Cheryl Byron

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