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The jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, Early onset dementia & Cleaning Tips

We discuss the case of Nasrin Sotoudeh who has been jailed for 38 years for defending women's rights in Iran, dealing with early onset dementia and why cleaning has become cool?

We discuss the case of Nasrin Sotoudeh the Iranian lawyer, who’s been jailed for 38 years, and sentenced to 148 lashes for defending women’s rights. We hear from Mansoureh Mills Middle East Researcher from Amnesty and from Rana Rahimpour from the BBC Persian Service.

Five years ago Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with young onset dementia, she was just 58 years old. She tells us how she copes with the disease which is robbing her of her memories.

After winning the SheBelieves Cup in America recently England’s women are now setting their sights on the World Cup. Nike and Adidas have come on board with sponsorships but what difference, if any, will this make? Rebecca Myers, Sports Journalist from the Sunday Times explains the significance of big brands getting involved in the women’s game.

Baroness Liz Barker, the Liberal Democrat Peer and an ambassador for Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women’s health week, tells us why lesbian and bisexual women say they feel invisible to their doctors and nurses.

Fern Champion was raped three years ago but has waived her anonymity to call on the government to provide more support to people like her. She tells us why she’s set up a petition to ask for rape counselling to be made available to anyone who needs it and Rebecca Hitchin the Campaign Manager at End Violence Against Women, explains why there is a funding shortfall for these services.

Margaret Busby the editor of the anthology New Daughters of Africa and writer and contributor Candice Carty-Williams tell us about the new volume.

And with Instagram full of cleaning tips we ask if cleaning has become cool? Lynsey Crombie Instagram’s Queen of Clean and journalist Zing Tsjeng discuss.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Erin Riley

Interviewed Guest: Mansoureh Mills
Interviewed Guest: Rana Rahimpour
Interviewed Guest: Wendy Mitchell
Interviewed Guest: Rebecca Myers
Interviewed Guest: Baroness Liz Barker
Interviewed Guest: Fern Champion
Interviewed Guest: Rebecca Hitchin
Interviewed Guest: Margaret Busby
Interviewed Guest :Candice-Carty-Williams
Interviewed Guest: Lynsey Crombie
Interviewed Guest: Zing Tsjeng

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