Main content

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Motherhood and War, Winter Paralympics

Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses her role as a founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, and there is discussion of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

The Black Lives Matter movement started with a hashtag and resulted in an international outcry against police brutality in the United States. Patrisse Khan-Cullors is one of three female founders of the campaign, she joins Tina to discuss her work and new memoir 'When They Call You a Terrorist'.

A hundred years after the end of the First World War, a government-funded community project is commemorating the mothers who lost their sons during the conflict. Virginia Crompton from Big Ideas and Professor Alison Fell from the University of Leeds share the stories of some of these women.

The 2018 Winter Paralympics start today in Pyeonchang, South Korea. The event will feature over 600 athletes competing for 80 medals across six sports. We discuss how well Great Britain is expected to do and who the female athletes to look out for are.

In the wake of last month's shooting at a school in Florida and continued divided opinion over gun control, Rhiannon Navin joins us to speak about her debut novel, 'Only Child', which tells the heart-wrenching story of a school shooting through the eyes of a 6-year-old pupil.

As a teenage Pashtun living in Pakistan, Gulalai Ismail set up Aware Girls after her 15-year-old cousin was taken out of school and married off to a man ten years older. Sixteen years later and despite often violent opposition, the 2017 winner of the Anna Politkovskaya Award continues to promote women's issues and equality in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She joins Tina to discuss why she refuses to be silenced.

Available now

45 minutes


  • Patrisse Khan-Cullors

    Duration: 11:12

  • Motherhood and War

    Duration: 06:52

  • Winter Paralympics

    Duration: 04:19

  • Rhiannon Navin

    Duration: 08:56

  • Gulalai Ismail

    Duration: 08:03

Motherhood and Loss in the First World War

Big Ideas are looking for examples of compelling case studies to share on social media and include in their ‘Your Stories’ page

Please send your examples to


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Interviewed Guest Virginia Crompton
Interviewed Guest Alison Fell
Interviewed Guest Rhiannon Navin
Interviewed Guest Gulalai Ismail


Late Night Woman's Hour

Late Night Woman's Hour

Lauren Laverne, Emma Barnett and guests in frank and funny Late Night Woman's Hour.

The Menopause

The Menopause

A series exploring its impact on women’s work and relationships, and potential treatments



Four women struggle to reclaim their identity after being abused online.

Woman's Hour video

Woman's Hour video

Visual delights from Woman's Hour.

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram

Get all the pictures, videos, behind the scenes and more from Woman’s Hour