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Published: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:01:25 +0100

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Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:00:00 +0100

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Women Volunteers 27 Jul 07

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 12:00:00 +0100

Women volunteering: how is their experience changing? Baroness Julia Neuberger, the new Champion for Volunteering and Geraldine Peacock, the former chair of the Charities Commission, talk about the changing nature of volunteering, traditionally an area that’s drawn on women’s talents and time.

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Foetal Screening Ethics 26 Jul 07

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:00:00 +0100

Advances in foetal screening are creating ethical and emotional dilemmas as a growing number of parents confront the fact that their unborn baby has physical abnormalities.

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Nicola Brewer - the new Chief Executive of The Commission for Equality and Human Rights

Wed, 25 Jul 2007 11:00:00 +0100

After thirty years of fighting gender inequality, the Equal Opportunities Commission is on its way out. On October 1st it will cease to exist, and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights will be launched in its place. In her first broadcast interview, the new commission's Chief Executive, Nicola Brewer, talks to Jenni about her new job. What does she regard as the main obstacles to equality for men and women? And how does she respond to concerns that women’s issues will not be given sufficient attention when this “super-watchdog” has to deal with so much more besides?

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Summer Childcare

Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:00:00 +0100

How easy is it to find good quality, affordable childcare in the holidays? Jenni talks to Minister Beverley Hughes and the childcare charity, Daycare Trust.

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Benazir Bhutto

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:00:00 +0100

Benazir Bhutto talks to Miriam O'Reilly about her plans to return to Pakistan and stand in the forthcoming elections.

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