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Margaret Busby on New Daughters of Africa, sponsorship of women's football

Margaret Busby on New Daughters of Africa; sponsorship of women's football, helping children make friends; and an app to help victims of domestic violence

'New Daughters of Africa' features more than 200 writers from more than 50 countries. Its editor, Margaret Busby and Candice Carty-Williams, who has contributed to the collection, discuss why such a rich tradition of writing by women of African descent has been overlooked and if this is finally changing. Children have always fallen out with their friends, but how can you support your child if you feel they aren’t fitting in? And can you help your child make friends? Tanith Carey, author of ‘The Friendship Maze’ and Dr Angharad Rudkin, Clinical Child Psychologist at the University of Southampton discuss what parents can do. Evidence is crucial when prosecuting domestic violence cases, but often survivors and witnesses find it difficult to remember exact dates and incidents of abuse. We hear about one app that has been developed to deal with this challenge with funding from Comic Relief. The England women's football team has set its sights on winning the World Cup. The players will be in a kit designed by Nike, who’ll also sponsor fourteen national kits, in the tournament in France this Summer. Adidas have said that all 2019 World Cup winning team mates will receive the same performance bonus payout as their male peers. Rebecca Myers, a Sunday Times sports journalist explains the significance of big brand sponsorship.

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