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Woman's Hour

Gender Equality Goals

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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As part of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the organisation is launching a global goal to achieve gender equality by 2030. But how realistic is this timescale? Jane finds out more about what the goals should achieve for women and how they can be implemented; September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. Every day more than 50 women are diagnosed with one of these cancers and some experts believe that genetic testing would help more women to survive. Angelina Jolie-Pitt's decision to go public about her own condition received widespread publicity - Jane hears about the 'Angelina effect' and what can be done to protect women; Many more women are now retiring after a full-time career - and for some of them the end of paid work can lead to a drop in self-esteem and a sense of loneliness. We'll be discussing the best way to make the most of this new stage in life; And Miriam Moss was 15 years old when she was a passenger on a plane which was hijacked - now she's written a novel for young adults - Girl On A Plane - which draws on that experience.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Louise Adamson. Show less


Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Deana Murphy
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Moss
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Bloomfield
Interviewed Guest:
Wilma Cunliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Lakshmi Puri
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Hickson
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Ford

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