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Woman's Hour

Good menopause experiences, Clare's Law, Big feet

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Are some police forces ignoring Clare's Law? Having a good menopause. Shoes for big feet.

Are some police forces ignoring Clare's Law and failing vulnerable women? Listeners tell us about their positive experiences of the menopause. Plus shoes for women with big feet.

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.

Credits

Presenter
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
Producer
Jane Thurlow

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Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Lesley Manville, big feet, men-only spaces

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Oscar nominated Lesley Manville. Denise Fergus, 25 years after the murder of James Bulger.

Lesley Manville on her new film Phantom Thread. Denise Fergus talks about James Bulger 25 years after his murder. Plus the future of all-male spaces. Presented by Jane Garvey.

The actor Lesley Manville on being Oscar nominated for her new film Phantom Thread.

Twenty-Five years after the brutal murder of two year old James Bulger, his mother Denise Fergus tells us about her son's short life and the impact it's had on her family.

We hear from two British Skeleton athletes taking part in next months winter Olympics in South Korea, Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas.

What is the future of all male spaces following allegations that hostesses were groped at The Presidents Club fundraiser? Journalists Mark Oxley-Rice and Martin Daubney discuss.

The problems of finding decent shoes when you're a woman with big feet? We talk to Caroline Stillman and Tskenya-Sarah Frazer who both run independent plus size footwear brands: Tskenya Co and Carobella Boutique.

Does Clare's Law, introduced in 2014, allowing people to ask the police for information about a new partner, actually work? Sandra Walklate Professor of Sociology at Liverpool University and Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe discuss new findings that show women living in some areas of the UK are less likely to find out about a partner's past domestic violence than those living in others.

The travel journalist and writer Julia Buckley on living with chronic pain.

Presented by Jane Garvey

Producer by Rabeka Nurmahomed

Edited by Jane Thurlow

Interviewed guest: Lesley Manville

Interviewed guest: Denise Fergus

Interviewed guest: Lizzy Yarnold

Interviewed guest: Laura Deas

Interviewed guest: Mark Oxley-Rice

Interviewed guest: Martin Daubney

Interviewed guest: Tskenya-Sarah Frazer

Interviewed guest: Caroline Stillman

Interviewed guest: Sanda Walklate

Interviewed guest: Louisa Rolfe

Interviewed guest: Julia Buckley.

Credits

Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest
Denise Fergus
Interviewed Guest
Lizzy Yarnold
Interviewed Guest
Laura Deas
Interviewed Guest
Mark Rice-Oxley
Interviewed Guest
Martin Daubney
Interviewed Guest
Caroline Stillman
Interviewed Guest
Tskenya-Sarah Frazer
Interviewed Guest
Sandra Walklate
Interviewed Guest
Louisa Rolfe
Interviewed Guest
Julia Buckley
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow

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Woman's Hour
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