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Woman's Hour

Laura Mvula, Lilly Singh, Parenting classes, and Min Kym

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Are parenting classes useful or interfering? Journalist Cristina Odone and Naomi Eisenstadt, the first director of Sure Start, discuss the pros and cons of officially learning how to be a parent.

Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula opens up about living with anxiety and panic attacks for the last 10 years.

The violinist Min Kym discusses the impact that losing her prized violin she called 'her soulmate' had on her and her career.

The American actor David Schwimmer and director Sigal Avin have produced a series of short films about sexual harassment in a bid to raise awareness of the issue. The Australian journalist Van Badham argues that the success of these films is down to the fact that he has lent masculine validity to the cause. So, is there a place for men in the feminist movement? Van Badham and Andrew Harrison, Contributing Editor, Esquire magazine discuss.

Vlogger and comic actress, Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) talks about her new book 'How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life,' and fame as a Youtube phenomenon.

Consent, a new play written by Nina Raine. It looks at the ordinary people who seek out the legal system when alleged victims of rape. She joins Baroness Helena Kennedy QC to talk about the issue.

And three years since 276 girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. 195 of them are still being held. We hear from one of the girls escaped and from Habiba Adamu, BBC correspondent in Abuja. Show less


Jenni Murray
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Laura Mvula
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Cristina Odone
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Naomi Eisenstadt
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Min Kym
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Van Badham
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Andrew Harrison
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Lilly Singh
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Nina Raine
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Helena Kennedy
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Habiba Adamu

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