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Talking to children about death, Tackling gender discrimination

A female perspective on the world. How do you talk to children about death? Winning bereavement damages in cases of medical negligence. And tackling discrimination against women.

How do you talk to children about death? Jenni is joined by Barbara Want whose husband Nick Clarke, the former BBC Radio 4 broadcaster died of cancer in 2006 and Victoria Milligan whose husband, also called Nick died in a speedboat accident in 2013.

Jakki Smith has won a legal battle for better rights for unmarried couples. She took the government to court for breaching her human rights in denying her bereavement damages after her partner died as a result of medical negligence. We hear from June Kelly, the BBC's Home Affairs Correspondent who was in court, and we discuss the implications of this ruling with Jo Edwards, the former Chair of Resolution.

Tackling discrimination against women - how well is the UK doing? A new government report submitted to UN body CEDAW into government progress has come under fire. Vivienne Hayes, CEO of the Women's Resource Centre explains the criticism.

Spanish chef Nieves Barragan Mohacho cooks the perfect tortilla with chorizo.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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41 minutes


  • Government Report on Existing Discrimination for UK Women

    Duration: 08:14

  • Bereavement Damages for Unmarried Couple

    Duration: 07:53

  • Parenting – Talking to Children about Death

    Duration: 13:57

  • Cook The Perfect… Tortilla With Chorizo

    Duration: 10:10


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Barbara Want
Interviewed Guest Victoria Milligan
Interviewed Guest June Kelly
Interviewed Guest Jo Edwards
Interviewed Guest Vivienne Hayes
Interviewed Guest Nieves Barragan Mohacho
Producer Dianne McGregor


  • Wed 29 Nov 2017 10:00

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