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Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Paying for Sex

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Should paying for sex be criminalised? There are proposals to change the laws on prostitution for the first time in twenty years. We hear from a former prostitute in favour of fining or jailing people who buy sex and from sex workers who argue that making it an criminal offence won't stop prostitution, but will make it more dangerous for the people involved.

As we begin the search for the ten women who should be on this year's Woman's Hour Power List 2014 Game Changers, we ask; how do you recognise a Game Changer, how do they operate and what are they like to manage?

Flora Thompson's Lark Rise to Candleford is one of the defining accounts of country life during the Victorian era, not to mention the inspiration for a hit television series. But why do we know so little about her?

What's it like to look for work in this competitive job market when you're a woman of a certain age?

Plus a team of girls in North London have become champions in robotics - what impact has it had on their ambitions?

And as the weather turns warmer what colour coats should we be wearing for Spring.

Producer; Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Beverley Purcell. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Jennings
Interviewed Guest:
Susanne Sorensen
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Walmsley-Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Mabey
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Short
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Aylett
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Robson
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqui Cooper

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