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Rape clause, Elections in Zimbabwe, The cost of campaigning, Holly Bourne

How will women fare in the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe? The cost of campaigning - the programme speaks to campaigners Nicci Gerrard and Anne-Marie Cockburn.

Figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have revealed that 190 women had to prove their child was conceived as a result of rape in order to receive financial support in the year after the two-child policy was introduced in April 2017. Jane speaks to the SNP MP Alison Thewliss who has been campaigning against the policy since it was introduced last year, and Katie Russell from Rape Crisis.

Next month, Zimbabwe will hold its presidential and parliamentary elections. It will be the first election since Robert Mugabe was forced out of power. How will women fare? Jane is joined by Shinga Nyoka, the BBC Correspondent in Zimbabwe and Panashe Chigumadzi, journalist and author of These Bones will Rise Again.

Nicci Gerrard campaigned for unrestricted visiting hours for dementia carers in hospitals and other institutions following the death of her father and Anne-Marie Cockburn has been campaigning for the legalisation of drugs following the death of her fifteen year old daughter Martha. What's the personal cost of campaigning and is it worth it? They join Jane to discuss.

What do you do when everyone around you is getting married and having babies but your long term boyfriend won't even discuss it? Author Holly Bourne chats to Jane about her new novel 'How Do You Like Me Now?'

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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45 minutes


  • Rape Clause

    Duration: 09:37

  • The Cost of Campaigning

    Duration: 12:16

  • Elections in Zimbabwe

    Duration: 09:16

  • Holly Bourne

    Duration: 08:41


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Alison Thewliss
Interviewed Guest Shinga Nyoka
Interviewed Guest Panashe Chigumadzi
Interviewed Guest Nicci Gerrard
Interviewed Guest Anne-Marie Cockburn
Interviewed Guest Holly Bourne
Producer Dianne McGregor


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