Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday forbade all state agencies under her control from discriminating against workers based on their hair texture and style. In signing the executive order on Friday, Hobbs said she wants to make sure that Black state employees as well as workers for companies that contract with the state "will be able to wear their natural hair without fear of discrimination."
Mar. 17, 2023
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Unidas is the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona’s after-school program. Every semester, its southern Arizona cohort awards a grant to a nonprofit organization addressing an area of community concern.
Mar. 13, 2023
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Across Mexico, marches on International Women's Day have become an annual tradition, demanding an end to the crisis of killings and disappearances of women and girls in the country. This year, the Hermosillo march also focused on inclusivity within feminist movements.
Mar. 8, 2023
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Ronnie Gajownik spent her Saturday afternoon as the bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. It wasn't until mid-game she realized that was quite remarkable.
Mar. 6, 2023
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Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Gress wants to expand a state law that provides a tax credit for children to also include the number of months a person is pregnant.
Mar. 2, 2023
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While supporters of the bill say the move is a compromise, opponents say the bill further stigmatizes transgender people.
Mar. 1, 2023
Woman getting a mammogram
Calcium phosphate, best known for making up bones and teeth, is the body’s most abundant mineral. In breast tissue, it can also offer early hints of abnormalities. But whether they’re benign or malignant has been hard to pin down — until now.
Feb. 23, 2023
a while basket filled with tampons and pads
An Arizona House committee this is scheduled to debate a bill on Wednesday that would get rid of the state sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products. The issue of period poverty has gained momentum in recent years, and Arizona-based nonprofit Go with the Flow has been at the forefront of those conversations.
Feb. 22, 2023
Dr. Lady J
A bill from Republican Sen. Anthony Kern passed out of committee that would make drag shows fall under the definition of "adult cabaret performances," which is usually reserved for strip shows. And that’s just one of many similar bills being introduced nationwide. Dr. Lady J says while it may seem trivial to go after drag queens, people who know the history behind it are scared.
Feb. 20, 2023
Lizette Trujillo stands behind a podium to speak. A sign on the front of the podium reads, "complete protection for all."
With just one more week to secure committee hearings, Arizona legislators are keen to have their bills heard. LGBTQ advocates have spoken out on a flurry of bills. Two of those measures are at the center of the conversation now.
Feb. 13, 2023
Jessica Grose Screaming on the Inside
Jessica Grose has a new book out that dives unflinchingly into the roots of what she calls the unsustainability of American motherhood. The book is aptly titled "Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood."
Feb. 7, 2023
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Autumn Lockwood, a University of Arizona alum, will become the first Black woman to coach a Super Bowl this Sunday. Lockwood is an assistant performance coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Feb. 7, 2023
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Who can drive in the HOV lane might seem like an inconsequential part of this fight, but legal experts say the incident raises an array of questions about an issue that’s central to the abortion debate: fetal personhood.
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Feb. 1, 2023
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For LGBTQ elders who live in rural parts of Arizona, accessing services can be tough. Programs geared toward this population may not even exist. Now one organization that is working towards becoming a safe place for LGBTQ older adults.
Jan. 27, 2023
Domestic-violence victim
Amid Super Bowl festivities, two NFL moms will be hosting an event in Peoria to celebrate women who have survived domestic violence.
Jan. 27, 2023
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Arizona Democrats are taking another stab at ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment 100 years in the making. State Rep. Laura Terech says this should be a bipartisan effort.
Jan. 27, 2023
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Women and girls are widely underrepresented in the STEM fields, and studies show they face unequal access to pay, positions, publications and credit. But new research suggests positive trends in one area of acknowledgment: acceptance into American scientific academies.
Jan. 26, 2023
Phoenix Pride 2018
The state Legislature has introduced several bills this session that LGBTQ advocates say would be harmful if passed. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit focused on preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth. It released polling data this week that it says reflects some of that harm.
Jan. 25, 2023
On Sunday, protestors gathered at the state Capitol to voice their support for drag and abortion rights. Some carried signs, some came in drag, and many spoke out against recently proposed anti-LGBTQ bills that would restrict drag performances.
Jan. 23, 2023
a pregnant person
The U.S. has the highest maternal death rate among high-income countries. The concerning trend disproportionately affects Black women, and it’s growing. Yet childbearing services are withering away nationwide. What can states do about it?
Jan. 20, 2023


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