women http://kgou.org en Senate Targets Oklahoma's High Female Lockup Rate http://kgou.org/post/senate-targets-oklahomas-high-female-lockup-rate <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A plan to target&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;highest-in-the-nation female incarceration rate with a prison diversion pilot program in Tulsa has unanimously passed the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Senate.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:21:41 +0000 Associated Press 25022 at http://kgou.org Senate Targets Oklahoma's High Female Lockup Rate Report: Oklahoma Women Earn 83 Percent Compared To Male Counterparts http://kgou.org/post/report-oklahoma-women-earn-83-percent-compared-male-counterparts <p></p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kgou/files/201312/women_earnings_ok.pdf">A report out Tuesday</a> from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows women in Oklahoma earned 83 percent of their male counterparts during 2012.</p><p>The study looked at the median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers. That figure is slightly above the nationwide average of women earning 80.9 percent compared to men.</p><p>The BLS says the ratio of women's-to-men's earnings fluctuated around 75 percent from 2004 to 2008, until reaching a high of 87.9 percent in 2009.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:20:00 +0000 KGOU Staff 18379 at http://kgou.org Report: Oklahoma Women Earn 83 Percent Compared To Male Counterparts Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage http://kgou.org/post/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-child-marriage <em>NPR's Jennifer Ludden recently traveled to the African nation of Malawi, one of many countries in the developing world where child marriage remains prevalent. She found girls like Christina Asima, who was married at 12 and became a mother at 13. She is now divorced and caring for her infant son on her own. You can read Jennifer's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/25/245973216/can-child-marriages-be-stopped" target="_blank">full report here</a>. Below are a few more things she learned while</em><em><em> reporting on </em>child marriage. Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:59:18 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 18233 at http://kgou.org Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage Like Food And Water, Women's Safety A Priority For Relief Aid http://kgou.org/post/food-and-water-womens-safety-priority-relief-aid In natural disasters and war zones, food and water aren't the only basic needs, aid and human rights groups say.<p>Humanitarian crises immediately put women and girls <a href="http://www.unfpa.org/public/News/events/16days/">at higher risk of violence</a>, with displacement, loss of security and the breakdown of institutions. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:26:00 +0000 Dana Farrington 17348 at http://kgou.org Like Food And Water, Women's Safety A Priority For Relief Aid World Views: November 1, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-november-1-2013 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the implications of the Roma child found living with a couple in Greece, and the October 26 protest by Saudi women in defiance of the country's traditions against driving.</p><p>Later, a conversation about water and sanitation in Africa with the University of Oklahoma 2013 International Water Prize winner <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/coe/centers/water/water_prize/2013.html">Ada Oko-Williams</a>, and University College London hydrogeologist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/about-the-department/people/academic-staff/richard-taylor">Richard Taylor</a>.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 16403 at http://kgou.org World Views: November 1, 2013 Saudi Arabia Warns Online Backers Of Women Drivers http://kgou.org/post/saudi-arabia-warns-online-backers-women-drivers <p>On October 26 dozens of Saudi women got behind the wheel in defiance of the country’s traditions. Though no specific law bans women from driving, the rules are enforced by&nbsp;Saudi Arabia's powerful Islamic establishment.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>, the Assistant Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies, says even though the issue seems to be gaining traction, she’s heard critics argue it’s symbolic of larger issues Saudi women face.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:52:00 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 16400 at http://kgou.org Saudi Arabia Warns Online Backers Of Women Drivers NPR’s Kelly McEvers Drafts History, Documents Her Own Story In Syria http://kgou.org/post/npr-s-kelly-mcevers-drafts-history-documents-her-own-story-syria <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/131876588/kelly-mcevers" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly McEvers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spent three years based in Baghdad and Beirut </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=131876588" style="line-height: 1.5;">covering the Middle East</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for NPR. She started her assignment with instructions not to miss a day in Iraq as the 2011 U.S. troop withdrawal deadline approached.</span></p><p>“Then in late 2010, a guy set himself on fire in Tunisia, and everything changed,” McEvers told KGOU’s <em>World Views</em> host <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>. “I was swept up with millions of other people in this thing called the Arab Spring.”</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:48:10 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Matt Addison & Molly Evans 15420 at http://kgou.org NPR’s Kelly McEvers Drafts History, Documents Her Own Story In Syria Oklahoma Women Fare 48th In National Study http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-women-fare-48th-national-study <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A new analysis ranks&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;48th in the nation for how women are faring in 36 different economic, leadership and health indicators.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:57:00 +0000 Associated Press 14161 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Women Fare 48th In National Study World Views: September 6, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-september-6-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise and Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talk about the fear in Japan that the amount of contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is getting out of hand, and increasing number of attacks and violence against women in India.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">about indigenous people and issues in Guatemala with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/chronicle/home/articlesbyauthor/pt/josefranciscocalitzay">Francisco Calí</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.<b><i>&nbsp;</i></b></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He’s the only indigenous member of the <a href="http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cerd/">United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis & Rebecca Cruise 13044 at http://kgou.org World Views: September 6, 2013 India Gang Rape Puts Spotlight On Broader Worldwide Sexual Violence http://kgou.org/post/india-gang-rape-puts-spotlight-broader-worldwide-sexual-violence <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A fast-track court will give a verdict next week in the trial of four men accused in the gang&nbsp;rape&nbsp;and fatal beating of a woman on a New Delhi bus last year.</span></p><p>The assault caused nationwide outrage and forced the government to change&nbsp;rape laws and create fast-track courts for&nbsp;rape&nbsp;cases.</p><p>University of Oklahoma College of International Studies Dean <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a> says even though there’s outrage over the increasingly-common attacks against women, there’s not enough push to have an impact on the sentences these young men receive.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:05:07 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 13039 at http://kgou.org India Gang Rape Puts Spotlight On Broader Worldwide Sexual Violence