Welcome to Southwest Institute for Research on Women

The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) was founded in 1979 as a regional research and resource institute. SIROW’s region includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and northwestern Mexico. SIROW’s mission is to develop, conduct, and disseminate collaborative outreach, education, intervention, and research projects of importance to diverse groups. Faculty, staff and students work locally, nationally and internationally with numerous University of Arizona colleges and departments, other institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, Native American tribes, governmental agencies and community-based organizations. SIROW’s projects focus on health and wellness, legal issues, education, employment, women’s history, and the arts. 

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

The University of Arizona Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW)’s Sex Ed Cinema Project is excited to announce the premiere of Not Your Usual Bedtime Story, a short film exploring sexual health, created by and for teens!* Please join us at The Loft Cinema on Sunday, May 17th from 10AM–... read more
The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) offers an annual prize of $350 to University of Arizona students in any discipline who complete a master’s level thesis or an equivalent master’s project on a topic related to women and children. Only projects completed within the current... read more