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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:

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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
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