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 Gender and 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 is pleased to welcome Caitlin “Cate” Clifton.  Cate will be working on the Volunteer Telephone Continuing Care (VTCC) project at the SIROW Central location.  Congratulations to Cate for joining the SIROW Central team.
Corey Knox who is a current doctoral student in the Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies Program in the College of Education, has been selected for one of 10 highly competitive annual CADRE Fellowships. Recipients receive a one-year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing... read more