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Best Place to be a Woman: Islington

Jane Garvey speaks to women living and working in Islington, the place that came bottom in the programme's search for the best place to be a woman.

As part of our Best Place to be a Woman research we discovered that Islington in North London was the worst. It's a diverse and vibrant borough with a smart and stylish reputation but it's also the most densely populated in England and Wales and has a high crime rate, poor environment and lack of affordable housing. Jane Garvey meets some of the women living and working there.

Annie who works on Chapel Market tells us about living in Islington all her life and how it's changed over the last sixty years.

Luana, Ru and Yetunde - all 23 years old - talk to Jane Garvey about growing up in Islington.

Peri-natal programme manager at The Manor Gardens Trust, Jana Gigl explains the challenges some women face with housing and poverty when they have young children in the borough.

And Woman's Hour listener, Rachel Short introduces us to her friends Leah Mitchell-Waite, Bryony Christie and Lindie Wright who tell us they love living and working in Islington because of its strong sense of community.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Jane Thurlow.

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45 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Jana Gigl
Interviewed Guest Rachel Short
Interviewed Guest Leah Mitchell-Waite
Interviewed Guest Bryony Christie
Interviewed Guest Lindie Wright
Producer Jane Thurlow

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