Vision, Mission & Goals


A society in which the wellbeing of women and families is paramount, resulting in their equity, empowerment, and prosperity. 


Develop, conduct, and disseminate collaborative outreach, education, intervention, and research projects of importance to diverse groups. 


  • Engage in collaborative feminist research on topics pertinent to the lives of girls, women, and families; 
  • Develop and conduct outreach, education, service, research, and trainings with regard to mental and physical health, sexuality, legal matters, education, workforce, equity, diversity, and other issues;
  • Address social inequalities and group-based disparities;
  • Examine and support women's contribution to literature, the arts, and Southwest heritage;
  • Advocate for women and families by linking researchers with community organizations and policy makers;
  • Identify, illuminate, and disseminate research on girls, women, families, and gender differences.