Welcome to Southwest Institute for Research on Women

The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) is a regional research and resource center within the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Arizona. SIROW’s region includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, west Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and the Northwestern Mexico border region.  Founded in 1979, SIROW researchers work collaboratively with several University of Arizona colleges and departments, other educational institutions, governmental agencies and numerous community-based organizations with regard to issues pertinent to the lives of women and girls.

Support Families in Need! SIROW Fundraising for families

With your help, SIROW can continue to help women and families as they overcome adversities such as unemployment, homelessness, abuse, health difficulties and other challenging life situations. Your tax-deductible donation will help purchase baby formula, diapers, clothing, and school books, as... read more

Community Research News, Summer 2012 Edition!

Catch up on all of the interesting new projects and read about the results and findings from projects that have been completed in the last year. Click here (pdf)


SIROW Regional Newsletter Spring 2012

The latest edition of the Regional Newsletter is available. This newsletter contains news and updates from Gender and Women's Studies Departments and research institutes  from around the SIROW region, which includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and Northwestern... read more

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Institute News

SIROW's Nina Rabin and the Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program will be holding a community forum on Sptember 15, at 6pm at the Sam Lena Library. The event will be hosted by the City of Tucson's Immigrant Welcoming task Force and co-sponsered by Derechos Humanos. The forum will focus on the... read more
The Southwest Institute for Research On Women's (SIROW) Nina Rabin, JD has recently released a report titled "Out of the Shaddows: Shedding Light on the Working Conditions of Immigrant Women in Tucson." The report looks into one year of field research between April 2012 and March 2013. To view the... read more