AT A GLANCE

Eligibility

• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Spanish is not an absolute requirement, but at least a basic level of Spanish (two or three semesters of college-level study or the equivalent) is expected and students with good conversational Spanish will be given priority for program acceptance. 
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Depending on the number of applicants, a short interview may be required with the instructor.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing

Subjects

Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Public Health, Global Health

Classroom Language

English

Housing

Hotels

Program Duration

Summer: Late May - Mid-June

Future durations will be posted at a later date.


Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!
peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu


Spain, Madrid
UW Global Health and Human Rights Training in Spain and Morocco to Combat Sex-Trafficking

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The UW Global Health and Human Rights Training in Spain and Morocco to Combat Sex-Trafficking program is offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

This program will not run in summer 2018 and will be offered next in summer 2019. 

This course is offered within the new institutional international framework of the UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing, and a Culture of Peace at UW-Madison.  The UNESCO Chair is pursuing a line of work with the UW STREETS Initiative (Social Transformations To End the Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex) on human and sex-trafficking as extreme violations of human rights. Through its transnational collaborative nature, the UW UNESCO Chair is devoted to foster service-learning and applied research, as well as interdisciplinary and intersectoral dialogue with specific pragmatic aims to combat human and sex-trafficking.

Spain is one of the major transit and destination countries in Europe for women and girls trafficked from African countries for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. Every year, hundreds of women and girls begin a tremendously dangerous and harsh trip throughout the African continent towards the North, with the dream of reaching Europe; by the time they arrive at the Spanish borders with Morocco, most of them are already caught up in sex-trafficking networks. This program will focus on the efforts that government agencies and non-government organizations are undertaking to prevent human/sex-trafficking, assist trafficking victims, prosecute traffickers, prevent trafficking, and reduce the demand for commercial sex.


Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Define human trafficking in historical and geographical contexts, and gain an understanding of the scope and magnitude of human trafficking, both domestically and internationally
  • Define key terminology associated with human trafficking
  • Recognize the roles of various disciplines, organizations and professionals working on anti-trafficking efforts
  • Understand sex trafficking from multiple perspectives - non-governmental organizations, governmental organizations, academics and researchers, civil society, victims and survivors 
  • Engage in a series of educational workshops and activities, and intense on-the-spot learning experiences with international human rights activists, survivors, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.  
  • Recognize efforts undertaken in Spain and Morocco to assist trafficking victims, prosecute traffickers, prevent trafficking, and reduce the demand for commercial sex.