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Woman's Hour

Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Junior Doctors' Contract, Women in Films

Duration: 2 minutes

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

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The poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze on her new collection, 'The Verandah Poems' and a life lived between Britain and Jamaica; The Department of Health have conducted what's called an Equalities Impact Assessment for the new Junior Doctors Contract. In it they acknowledge a potential disadvantage to women, but justify this because they say it's "achieving a legitimate aim."
What kind of precedent does this set and what does it mean for women in the profession? The American writer, Cheryl Strayed, is the next link in The Chain; And the author and film-maker, Shamim Sarif, talks about her new film 'Despite the Falling Snow' and the challenges of making films which feature strong female characters. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Poulter
Interviewed Guest:
Mary-Ann Stephenson
Interviewed Guest:
Ellen McCourt
Interviewed Guest:
Cheryl Strayed
Interviewed Guest:
Shamim Sharif
Interviewed Guest:
Jean 'Binta' Breeze

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