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Woman's Hour

Democracy Day

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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A special Democracy Day edition. The Lord Speaker Baroness D'Souza discusses her role and the significance of the House of Lords. Archivist Mari Takayanagi looks at the history of women trying to get in to parliament. Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Emmeline, and her daughter Laura discuss their family heritage and the political battles women are still facing. Kuwaiti artist and activist Shurooq Amin and Nan Sloane, Director of the Centre for Women & Democracy, explore what democracy means for women in the UK and internationally. Girl Guides explain why they were keen to pilot a new badge introduced to show girls how they can have a voice and be politically aware. Show less


Jane Garvey
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Frances D'Souza
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Mari Takayanagi
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Helen Pankhurst
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Laura Pankhurst
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Shurooq Amin
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Nan Sloane
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Philippa Helme

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