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Woman's Hour

Good menopause experiences, Clare's Law, Big feet

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare's Law, introduced in 2014, allows people to ask the police for information about someone they know and also enables the police to warn people who they believe may be in danger. But recent research conducted by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism illustrated a large disparity across England and Wales in how police use the law to protect women from violent partners. Those asking for information about their partner's record of domestic violence are 10 times less likely to receive it from police in some parts of the country than others. Sandra Walklate Professor of Sociology at Liverpool University and Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe, the National Police Chiefs' Council's lead for domestic abuse join Jane.

Listeners tell us about their positive experiences of the menopause.

What is it like to be a woman with big feet? And why is it so often depicted as a negative thing? Caroline Stillman and Tskenya-Sarah Frazer, who have both founded their own independent plus size footwear brands, tell us what impact their size has had on their self esteem and the change they want to see in the fashion industry.

London's famous blue plaques link notable people of the past with buildings of the present. Around the capital there are around 903 plaques. Only 111 of these commemorate women. Author Allison Vale has written a book called 'A Woman Lived Here' to shine a spotlight on 56 forgotten female figures.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Jane Thurlow. Show less


Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sandra Walklate
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Rolfe
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Stillman
Interviewed Guest:
Tskenya-Sarah Frazer
Interviewed Guest:
Allison Vale
Interviewed Guest:
Cath Challands
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Lankester
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Angelini
Jane Thurlow

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