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Woman's Hour

Should Oldham Sign Ched Evans?

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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What kind of message does the decision by League One football Club Oldham Athletic to potentially sign convicted rapist Ched Evans send out. He's believed to have agreed personal terms and the Club's owner says there is an "80% chance" that they will sign him over the next few days.

Over the past couple of months we have been running a series on domestic violence and the funding crisis faced by refuges all across the country. The government recently injected £10 million into the national network of refuges and just before Christmas psychological and emotional abuse was made a criminal offence. But with rising cases of domestic violence is more legislation and a one off large sum enough to maintain such a vital service in the long term?

The Tate Galleries in London, Liverpool and St Ives have unveiled an unprecedented line up of Women artists for 2015, including a Marlene Dumas exhibition; the first ever UK Sonia Delaunay retrospective; the first Barbara Hepworth exhibition in almost 50 years and the displaying of Tracey Emin’s famous ‘My bed’. Head of International Collections Frances Morris describes some of the highlights.

Globally fewer people are dying of HIV-Aids than in previous years, apart from one group teenagers, where the mortality rate from infection is still rising. The charity Chiva aims to help young people who are HIV+, offering a residential camps where they can meet each other and share experiences . Our reporter Angela Robson meets some of the young people at the Freedom to Be Camp. Show less


Jenni Murray
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Sarah Vine
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