Gender

Sonoran Searchers
Groups dedicated to searching for the missing in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, met with security officials this week to discuss safety measures after a searcher was murdered.
Jul. 22, 2021
Abort so as not to die
Lawmakers in a state is southeastern Mexico voted to decriminalize elective abortion this week — making it the fourth state in the country to allow the procedure.
Jul. 21, 2021
basketball hoop
A head coaching position in the NBA is highly-coveted, with only 30 teams in the league. To this point, the NBA hasn’t had a woman hired to be a head coach, but this offseason may see that change.
Jun. 29, 2021
megan figueroa
The term "Latinx" is being used by many in the left-leaning academic set as a more gender-inclusive form of “Latino” or “Latina," but it’s also stirring up quite a bit of controversy — especially among people of Latin American descent in the U.S.
May. 25, 2021
 Elizabeth McClean
A University of Arizona professor’s research into how gender can affect approval of ideas in the workplace has been published in the Academy of Management Journal. The research offers advice for both men and women.
May. 24, 2021
 Cecilia Yépiz Reyna
Sonoran authorities this week tracked down and arrested a suspect in the murder of a former Nogales, Sonora city official. A slow response to the woman’s disappearance earlier this year caused outrage.
May. 20, 2021
presentation of “A mí también me pasó,” campaign
In neighboring Sonora, state officials are launching a new ad campaign that aims to get more women to report domestic violence.
May. 12, 2021
Maritza L. Félix and Valeria Fernández
Journalists Valeria Fernandez and Maritza Felix have covered immigration and immigrants in the region for many Spanish-language outlets. But in all of that reporting, they’ve seen something missing — especially for immigrant women. That’s why they’re combining forces to create a new podcast that launches May 10 called "Comadres Al Aire."
May. 10, 2021
Arizona State University report
Kids often experience adversity growing up. For some, it’s watching their parents go through a divorce. For others, that trauma can be experienced as child abuse or living with a parent battling addiction. Researchers know these Adverse Childhood Experiences can have lasting impacts. But a recent study shows there’s also a financial toll, impacting the entire community.
May. 3, 2021
The lower chamber of the Mexican Congress approved a law to make female sanitary products — like tampons, pads and menstrual cups — free in schools.
Apr. 30, 2021
Women cheer the passing of law punishing "digital violence"
Mexico’s Congress voted Thursday to approve a law that criminalizes the sharing of private sexual videos, images or audio without consent.
Apr. 30, 2021
desks in a classroom
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.
Apr. 21, 2021
Alejandra Domínguez, one of the two first people to formally start the process, called the event "historic" for transgender Sonorans.
Apr. 20, 2021
Tucson Unified School District building
Senate Bill 1456 has recently passed through the Arizona Legislature, and is waiting on Gov. Doug Ducey’s approval. If signed into law, the bill would require state schools to get parents' permission for discussions about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
Apr. 17, 2021
Sonora feminicida
A group of women marched through the streets of the Sonora capital Hermosillo on Wednesday to protest what they call a patriarchal system that fails to protect victims from their aggressors.
Apr. 15, 2021
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
The Mesa City Council passed a nondiscrimination ordinance in March, becoming the seventh Arizona city to put one in place. But, the move was met with criticism from an advocacy group called United for Mesa, as well as the Center for Arizona Policy.
Apr. 3, 2021
Victoria Fuller
For some in the transgender community, adapting their voice to match their gender identity is a part of their transition.
Mar. 26, 2021
Couple hugging cuddling in kitchen
The debate over nature versus nurture has been played out on a number of subjects over the years, but new research from the University of Arizona brings the question to a more personal level: Affection. And the results appear to be different for women than men.
Jan. 5, 2021
Sonoran Gender Identity Reform
The measure's sponsor, Miroslava Luján López, said she was pleased that members of several parties beyond her own cast votes in favor.
Oct. 2, 2020
Sonoran Gender Identity Reform
A reform measure has been heard in committee, but after months of inaction has yet to be heard by the full state congress.
Sep. 10, 2020

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