April is Both Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month!


Support Survivors and Yourself

8 out of 10 rapes are committed by someone known to the victim

Every 92 seconds another person is sexually assaulted.


Every 9 minutes a child is sexually assaulted in the U.S.

Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually.

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Thu, 04/04/2019 - 13:56
SIROW Intern granted Fulbright Award!

Congratulations to SIROW intern Quelly Ramos on being granted the prestigious Fulbright award! Quelly will be traveling to South Korea to work with Dr. Sang Do Shin of Seoul National University on a project titled "Into the South Korean Mind: Understanding Mass Casualty Preparation". Due to South Korea's unique geographic and political situation, Quelly will be analyzing their mass casualty preparation from a cultural, economic/finance, and training perspective. The goal is to learn from...

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Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:59
Upcoming Event: Bown Bag! Welcome Julie Luchetta

Please join SIROW and GWS on Tuesday, March 19, from 12:30 to 1:45 for a brown bag event. Julie Luchetta from Our Family Services will be presenting on "Save a Life from a Possible Opioid O.D - A Naloxone Training. We hope to see you there, remember to bring your lunch!

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:58
Homeless Women Face Health Issues, Violence

TUCSON, AZ – (October 22, 2018) – How are women becoming homeless, and how is their health and well-being affected? A recent white paper by the UA Southwest Institute for Research on Women (UA-SIROW) reviewed the existing literature for answers, adding to the body of knowledge with new findings from interviews with homeless women at Sister José Women’s Center (SJWC) in Tucson, Arizona. READ THE FULL REPORT

The literature survey pointed to several key things to...

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Tue, 02/26/2019 - 15:45
SIROW to Participate in Upcoming Community Round Table Forum

SIROW is excited to be participating in the 5th Annual Community Round Table Forum “Promising Prevention & Intervention Strategies for Diverse Populations: A Round Table Discussion” on Thursday, January 10, 2019.  This year’s forum and panel will a focus on the Intersectionality of Harms and Consequences of Risk Taking Behaviors.  SIROW’s own Monica Davis will serve as a panelist to discuss the intersection of substance use and sexual risk among youth and young adults.  Registration is...

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Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:53
Upcoming Event: SIROW & GWS Brown Bag

Hello everyone. Please join us for a SIROW/GWS Brown Bag on January 22, 2019.

SIROW’s Monica Davis and Tamara Sargus will be presenting on “Implementing sexual health in non-traditional settings: What could possibly go wrong?!?!?!

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 08:27
UA Girls Who Code Off to Another Great Year

The UA Girls Who Code Club (a project of SIROW's Women in Science and Engineering Program) is off to another great year. Nearly 30 middle and high school girls are enrolled for the 2018-19 cycle and will participate in free weekly coding classes throughout the fall and spring semesters.  Through this program, they will develop basic coding skills, while building relationships with other young women committed to fostering more diverse and inclusive tech communities. This program is generously...

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Mon, 12/17/2018 - 15:24
SIROW Represented at YWCA's 30th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

SIROW Researchers Tamara Sargus, Allison Dumka, Monica Davis, and Courtney Waters attended the YWCA’s 30th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, October 19th at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort. The event’s theme of Bold Leadership was laced throughout the day with group and individual activities, three keynote speakers, a panel of community leaders, 14 workshop sessions, and a variety of community exhibitors. The keynote speakers included YWCA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo,...

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Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:45
SIROW Researcher Selected for Tucson Public Voices Fellowship

Congratulations to SIROW’s Claudia Powell for being selected as an OpEd Project: Tucson Public Voices Fellow. The OpEd Project is a partnership between The University of Arizona, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and The OpEd Project.  This intense year-long fellowship provides a unique professional and leadership development opportunity the goal is to increase the influence of women and minority thought leaders, changing who narrates our world through contributions to key...

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Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:58
U-MATTER – A New Project to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The U-MATTER (Unified Medication Assisted Treatment Targeted Engagement Response) project is a coordinated effort of Pima County, Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery, and Wellness, Inc., and SIROW. This innovative project is focused on identifying, engaging, and retaining individuals with opioid use disorder in comprehensive medication assisted treatment and recovery support services and facilitating these individuals’ long-term recovery.

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Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:48