About the Keynote, Dr. Araceli Alonso

Araceli Alonso is Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing and Culture of Peace. She is a faculty member in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States where she teaches classes on women’s health and women’s rights. Dr. Alonso is the Founder and Director of the United Nations Award Winning Nikumbuke-Health by Motorbike (N-HbM), a comprehensive health program for women and girls that provides medical services and health literacy to women and girls from remote and isolated villages in Africa. Alonso is also the Director for Gender, Health and Clinical Practice of the University of Wisconsin’s research-to-action and local-to-global STREETS Initiative (Social Transformation to End the Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex). Alonso’s research expertise is on women’s global health and human rights. In 2015 Alonso was named one of the 100 most influential women world leaders in Global Health.

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