Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.


Eller College of Management Funding SIROW Project

SIROW Research Professor, Sally Stevens, received funding from UA’s Eller College of Management: The Making Action Possible Dashboard for her project titled “Wellbeing of Justice-involved Youth in Pima County Arizona”. The funding will allow Dr. Stevens to analyze data and publish a white paper on burdens that Arizona’s justice-involved youth and their families face along with promising court practices. The publication will focus on burdens associated with juvenile court...

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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:52
Dr. Sally Stevens Presents at 11th Annual International Women and Gender Group Conference

On June 14, 2019, Dr. Sally Stevens presented a poster titled “Service Needs of Human Trafficking Victims in the U.S./Mexico Border Region: Where Does Substance Abuse Treatment Fit In?” at the 11th Annual International Women and Gender Group Conference in San Antonio Texas. Dr Stevens also gave an oral presentation titled “Special Populations: Addressing Substance Use and Treatment for Native American Women and LGBTQ+”.  This conference was sponsored by Research Triangle International,...

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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:50
Dean's Choice Award!

Congratulations to SIROW's Business Manager Sr. Terry Mullin for being chosen to receive the 2019 Dean's Choice Award!!

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:12
HIV Testing in Pima County

SIROW's B-Well Project participates in HIV Testing in Pima County.

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 08:22
SIROW Research Presented at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Tamara Sargus, Research Coordinator, recently presented at the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, DC.  She presented on SIROW's Juvenile Justice Initiative Project: Improving Policies and Practices for System-Involved Youth and Families. The presentation focused on challenges juvenile justice involved youth face as they enter adulthood. To learn more about the Juvenile Justice Initiative Project, click HERE.

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 08:32
SIROW Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

SIROW and 100 of its closest friends came together on April 11 to celebrate SIROW’s 40th anniversary. At the anniversary banquet and celebration, over one hundred allies, collaborators, friends, family members, and other supporters enjoyed

interactive games based on some of SIROW's programming activities; live music from the John E. White Elementary School Mariachi Band; an address from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean J.P. Jones III that reviewed SIROW's contributions... Read more
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:42
SIROW at the Redefining Safe 2019 Conference

The Child and Family Resource Inc. hosted Redefining Safe 2019: Building Safe and Healthy Communities for Youth & Families Conference March 29-30, 2019 at the JW Starr Pass Marriott where SIROW had a resource table. The 2-day conference was filled with different behavioral health agencies, health educators, parents, and youth from Southern Arizona to California. From exciting and knowledgeable key note speakers to break out sessions discussing important topics from body positivity to...

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Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:15
2019 Annual Regional Gender and Women's Studies Meeting

On April 11th and 12th, SIROW hosted the 2019 Annual Regional Gender and Women's Studies Meeting. Sixteen heads and directors of gender and women's studies programs and departments from throughout the Southwest converged in Tucson to join in SIROW's 40th anniversary celebration and attend day long retreat the following day. At the meeting these innovative administrators discussed their visions for the growth and sustainability of the field of gender and women's studies and brainstormed ways...

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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:47
SAATURN Final Evaluation Report Now Available!

Dr(s) Sally Stevens and Candace Black completed the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN) Final Evaluation Report which is now available.

See the Final Evaluation Report here.

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:22
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