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Woman's Hour

Children and divorce, Robots, Menopause and relationships

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How do you support your children through your divorce?

The emotional impact of divorce, the role women are playing in the development of robots and the effect the menopause has on women's partners, family and friends.

It is relatively easy to get a legal divorce but perhaps not so easy to get an emotional one. Charlotte Friedman, a former barrister who specialised in family law, changed career to become a psychotherapist working with divorcing couples. She joins Jane to talk about the impact of divorce on families.

We hear from two leading women in Artificial Intelligence developing robots which interact with humans, understand emotion, and help OAPs and children with autism. Jane is joined by Professor Maja Pantic of Imperial College London and by Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn of the University of Hertfordshire.

As part of our Menopause series, today we are talking about the impact it's having on our relationships with our partners, family and friends. Jane talks to Eileen Bellot who founded the charity Hands Inc and to Heather Currie a gynaecologist and former Chair of the British Menopause Society.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Charlotte Friedman
Interviewed Guest
Maja Pantic
Interviewed Guest
Kerstin Dautenhahn
Interviewed Guest
Eileen Bellot
Interviewed Guest
Heather Currie

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Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Sex and the menopause, cyber security, children and divorce

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58 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Menopause symptoms and solutions, cyber security and supporting children in divorces.

Highlights from Woman's Hour. Presented by Jenni Murray. The effect of the menopause on relationships, how best to support children through divorce and the world of cybersecurity.

Women share their experiences of the menopause, and we discuss the impact of the menopause on sex and relationships with Eileen Bellot the director of Hands Inc, a health and wellbeing charity and Heather Currie a gynaecologist and former chair of the British Menopause Society.

We look at the use of digital material as evidence in rape cases. How is it gathered and how much weight is attached to it by prosecution or defence barristers? Alison Saunders the Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the CPS and Tana Adkin QC a barrister specialising in rape and sexual offence cases discuss.

We'll find out why parents are being forced to pay for the government's 30 hour free childcare scheme through additional charges and fees as a result of underfunding. We'll hear from Shannon Hawthorne from the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Psychotherapist and former barrister, Charlotte Friedman on how best to support children through divorce.

We hear from three women immersed in the world of cyber security. Holly Rostill is a white hat hacker at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo is a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Helen L works at the National Cyber Security Centre at GCHQ.

The author Steph Broadribb tells us about her second crime novel Deep Blue Trouble featuring Lori Anderson, a bounty hunter and single mother living in Florida.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed

Edited by Jane Thurlow.

Credits

Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Alison Saunders
Interviewed Guest
Tana Adkin
Interviewed Guest
Shannon Hawthorne
Interviewed Guest
Charlotte Friedman
Interviewed Guest
Holly Rostill
Interviewed Guest
Mariarosaria Taddeo
Interviewed Guest
Helen L
Interviewed Guest
Steph Broadribb
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow

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