Past Activities

Call for Papers

We are very pleased to announce a Call for Papers for an upcoming e-book entitled: The Time is Now. Feminist Leadership in a New Era. The book will be published digitally by the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender in January 2019. Selection will be made based on 200-300-words abstracts received no later than Tuesday, May 15th. Selected contributors will be notified no later than two-weeks after this date. Authors are expected to send their full essay no later than Sunday, July 15th, 2018. For the full call for papers, click here.


Health and Wellbeing

The Health by Motorbike (HbM) program for building women’s agency, wellbeing and peace in isolated rural areas was created in Kenya by Professor Alonso. In 2013, this program received the United Nations Public Service Award. Actions around this model are a priority of our UNESCO Chair: analysis and evaluation of the HbM program; expansion and adaptation of the model as Health by All Means (HbAM) into new and existing programs and new local and global geographical areas worldwide; and training of leaders and professionals on the HbAM model. Click here to learn more about HbAM.

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Human and Sex-Trafficking

Building up on the STREETS (Social Transformations to End the Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex) Project at UW-Madison, our UNESCO Chair will continue working against human and sex-trafficking as a human rights violation and a global problem with many ramifications. We foster interdisciplinary research, dialogue and educational actions based on a transnational and holistic approach. Our actions are guided by the conviction that there is a need to work collectively and non-hierarchically with all agents of change, such as organizations, survivors, scientific experts, and other stakeholders. Click here to learn more about STREETS.

Feminist Theory / International Feminisms

Feminisms in Translation. The UNESCO Chair will be a platform to promote a constructive scientific dialogue among diverse international facets of feminisms and feminist theory, beginning with Spanish-speaking feminisms. Through this translation project and other projects on related educational initiatives and research groups, our Chair aims at building bridges to fill in geo-linguistic gaps and foster points of conceptual confluence among the rich diversity of feminist intellectual traditions.

Knowledge Management

We have a strong commitment to foster knowledge exchange and access to knowledge and information. Through a consortium, the UNESCO Chair supports the Women’s Knowledge International Library.

Forthcoming Events

Fora and Conferences

  1. April 12-14, 2018 – 4W Annual Summit – University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking
  2. July 2018 – University of Wisconsin-Madison. “International Biannual Forum on Human/Sex-Trafficking”

Education and Training

  1. Field-Courses – May/June 2019 – To be approved.  May/June 2017 “Global Health and Human Rights: Advocacy Training in Spain and Morocco to Combat Human/Sex-Trafficking”
  2. On-Line Courses – Webinars

Past Events

Fora and Conferences

  1. October 31st, 2017 – UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. UNESCO Chairs General Conference 2017.
  2. April 2017 – 4W Annual Summit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Transformative Education: Equity, Sustainability, Empowerment

International Seminars

  1. June 2017 – Autonomous University-Madrid: “Gender Studies, Social Change and Women’s Leadership.”
  2. March 6-7th, 2017 – UNESCO Headquarters, Paris – Experts’ Meeting of UNESCO Global Network of Chairs on Gender Equality: “Building synergies for achieving gender equality and sustainable development”


  1. December 8, 2016 – Georgetown University, Washington D.C.: “Human Dignity in Concrete Terms: Measuring Impact and the Wellbeing of Human Trafficking Survivors.”