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 Seeks Outstanding Youth Leaders for Sexuality Education Project   SIROW is currently recruiting motivated and creative high-school-aged youth to serve as Youth Project Leaders for our Film and Toolkit Project: A Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Initiative, funded by the Women’s... read more
SIROW was a proud sponsor of the 2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 13th. This year’s conference presenters and attendees represented a total of 38 countries and contributed a wide range of international perspectives to the... read more