Araceli Alonso

Position title: STREETS Director of Education

Araceli Alonso is Co-Director of the UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing and a Culture of Peace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and a faculty member at the School of Medicine and Public Health where she lectures and researches on women’s health and women’s rights. Alonso is the Director for Gender, Health and Clinical Practice of the University of Wisconsin’s research-to-action and local-to-global 4W Initiative and Director for Education of STREETS  (Social Transformations to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex) at the School of Human Ecology. Dr. Alonso is also 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 health literacy and basic medical services to women and girls from remote and isolated rural communities in Africa. Alonso has extensive scholarship and practice on gender, global health and human rights in the United States, Spain, Morocco, Nigeria, Cuba, Uganda, and Kenya.