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Women and Democracy Around the World

2013 K-12 Summer Teacher Workshop

Location: Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI
Dates: August 14-16, 2013
Cost: $100 non-refundable registration fee. This covers take-home materials, as well as several meals and snacks during the workshop.

There are no segregated fees for this workshop. Payment of the registration fee does not allow or imply access to any UW-Madison facilities or privileges.

Register online at -- you can choose to pay online with a credit card or mail a check but everyone must register online.

Registration deadline: July 15, 2013.


Check out the three-day workshop schedule for program information and speakers or dowload final schedule (pdf).

Workshop Details

This workshop takes as its starting point the question of the changing roles of women in democracies and democratic movements around the world. Over the past few decades the growing visibility of women on the political stage, as well as the increasing participation of women in the democratic process and in democratic movements has led to a considerable change in how women’s issues, rights and roles are voiced and represented globally.

Join experts from UW-Madison and around the country to learn about and discuss the current state of women and democracy around the world. Workshop themes include: leadership and participation, economic empowerment, human rights, democratization, women’s representation, violence, peace and security.

Participants will receive classroom resources and will have time to discuss and explore ways to develop the workshop themes in their classrooms.  

Financial aid for housing will be available on a limited basis for participants coming from outside of Dane County.

Requirements for credit

Participants will have the option to earn one UW-Madison graduate credit with a letter grade for successful completion of this course.

To receive credit, participants must:

Final assignment due by Friday, August 23, 2013.

*Instructions about enrollment as special students will be e-mailed after registration and payment are received.


Nancy Heingartner, CREECA Outreach Coordinator, (608-265-6298),

This is a program of the Wisconsin Outreach International Consortium.