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Grand Canyon
Female workers at the Grand Canyon National Park's River District had been filing complaints about sexual harassment for decades. And in 2000 and again in 2016, the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior looked into these allegations — but the reports were not surfaced by the agency, and no significant action was taken as a result.
Nov. 22, 2021
 Somos Pequeñas
A short film from Sonora swept up three major awards at an international film festival in southern Mexico last week.
Nov. 19, 2021
Día de Muertos altar for femicide victims
Activists in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, built an altar Tuesday to honor women who have been killed in the state and across the country. It’s part of an ongoing fight by feminist groups in the country to end rampant gender violence.
Nov. 3, 2021
computer
The first Women's Business Center in Phoenix is opening Thursday. The center wants to provide a comfortable space for entrepreneurs to seek help with launching or growing their business.
Nov. 1, 2021
doctor file art
People who are transgender, gender nonconforming and gender nonbinary can face health care barriers ranging from negative experiences to unclear health guidelines. Now, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is adopting a policy to help address those issues.
Oct. 27, 2021
A mural of poet Amanda Gorman
What do a Valley novelist, tireless advocate of the arts and poet in her own right, and a teacher/spoken word artist in Phoenix have in common? They are our three guests who thread that needle through this tapestry we call Word. It’s a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region, created and hosted by KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon.
Oct. 24, 2021
3 people standing next to rainbow crosswalk
A Phoenix city councilwoman is hosting an inaugural block party this weekend to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Oct. 21, 2021
abortion protest witches
As parts of the U.S. implement laws severely restricting access to abortion, in Mexico, things seem to be headed in another direction. The country’s court in September handed down a ruling that essentially decriminalizes abortion. But restrictive laws remain on the books in most of Mexico.
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Oct. 4, 2021
Fuerte Arts Movement's October Women's March mural, critical of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Hundreds of pro-choice advocates gathered at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Saturday morning in response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Texas’s anti-abortion law.
Oct. 2, 2021
Demonstrators dressed as characters from "The Handmaids Tale"
On Saturday, women’s marches for reproductive rights are planned across the country. Marches are planned for 10 towns and cities in Arizona, including at the state Capitol in Phoenix, Armory Park in Tucson and the Flagstaff City Hall.
Oct. 1, 2021
Arizona nonbinary drivers license
Some nonbinary Arizonans are now able to get a driver's license here that accurately reflects their gender.
Sep. 30, 2021
Domestic-violence victim
Maricopa County is putting $15 million in federal pandemic relief funds toward domestic violence services. Evidence suggests the pandemic has led to an uptick in domestic violence.
Sep. 28, 2021
40 years ago this week, Arizona’s Sandra Day O’Connor made American history by becoming the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here in Arizona, Sept. 25 is known as Sandra Day O’Connor Day.
O'Connor's Brother Remarks On 40th Anniversary Of Her Confirmation
Sep. 23, 2021
Sononran Congresss approves marriage equality reform
It’s been six years since Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting same-sex unions are unconstitutional. Now, Sonoran laws finally reflect that decision.
Sep. 23, 2021
Sonoran Gay Marriage
An attorney from the team that won the case now under appeal called the appeal a delay tactic and said it was unlikely to succeed.
Aug. 24, 2021
The federal tool is set to be activated in six Sonoran municipalities, including Hermosillo and the border cities of Nogales and San Luis Rio Colorado.
Aug. 16, 2021
Sonoran Gay Marriage
An attorney involved in the case called the ruling historic. While there is a short period for appeals, he said he doesn't expect one.
Aug. 3, 2021
The Engagement by Sasha Issenberg
Thirty years ago, same-sex marriage was far from a reality. Sasha Issenberg has written the definitive history of it in his new book, "The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle over Same-Sex Marriage."
Aug. 3, 2021
Phoenix Pride 2018
Many cities around the state have passed non-discrimination ordinances to protect their LGBTQ communities in recent years. But in Chandler, an effort to get the City Council to pass an ordinance extending protections in housing, employment and public places to gay and lesbian people stalled last month.
Aug. 2, 2021
Asociación Mujeres y Conservación
Women are increasingly finding a space in the historically male-dominated field of environmental conservation. But there are still significant barriers — from harassment and discrimination to language and cultural hurdles some say keep their work in the shadows. Now, a group of scientists in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are fighting for their place in the profession.
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Jul. 27, 2021

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