4W Gallery

4W prioritizes the importance of sharing publications that hold importance to our organization and mission. Below is a virtual gallery that is home to publications, videos, artwork and more from 4W leaders and projects. We hope you can learn and reflect on the work below and see how 4W leaves a lasting impact in the world.



From a Three-Legged Stool to a Three-Dimensional World: Integrating Rights, Gender and Indigenous Knowledge into Sustainability Practice and Law

Authors: Lori DiPrete Brown, Sumudu Atapattu, Valerie Jo Stull, Claudia Irene Calderón, Mariaelena Huambachano, Marie Josée Paula Houenou, Anna Snider, and Andrea Monzón

About: The authors explore sustainability through the inclusion of women and youth in climate change response strategies and evaluate the utilization of a model that integrates human rights, gender equity, and Indigenous and local knowledge while doing so. 

Published: November 16, 2020

Additional Video

From the Inside Out // De Adentro Hacia Afuera

A Project by the 4W Initiative University of Wisconsin-Madison & Meninas Cartoneras 

Edited by Carolina Espinoza, Sarli E. Mercado, Olivia Dahlquist, Lori DiPrete Brown 

Translated by: Lori DiPrete Brown, Sarli E. Mercado, and Carolina Espinoza

About: View the voices and artistic expressions of people around the world that bear witness to the many ways that COVID-19 has impacted us hoping to create as well a collective vision for the future. 

Published: Spring 2021

UNESCO Paper — Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Dane County Needs Assessment

Authors: Shira Rosenthal Phelps and Jan Miyasaki

About: In 2011, due to increasing reports of Dane County girls exploited for sex by adult males, this study was conducted to promote early identification of domestic minor sex trafficking victims and effective intervention in order to divert victims away from more years of trauma. 

Published: March 2020

UNESCO Paper — The Construction of Silence: Narratives of Nigerian Women Crossing into Europe

Authors: Esperanza Jorge, Inmaculada Antolínez, and Araceli Alonso


From multi-sited ethnographic research and using an ecology of knowledge approach, this study works to analyze how women’s silence is built within the Nigerian trafficking journey and how women confront this silence. 

Published: March 2020

UNESCO Paper — A Baseline Assessment: Analysis of Women Escort Advertisements Posted on Backpage.com in Madison, WI

Authors: Molly Liemontas and Madelyn Huibregtse


This study will analyze the relationship between technology and sex trafficking in Madison, Wisconsin. This is a collaborative effort between the community of Madison and the University of Wisconsin 4W STREETS (Social Transformation to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex) Project. 

Published: February 2020

UNESCO Paper — Policies and Services for Survivors of Sex Trafficking: A Report of the 4W STREETS of Hope Fora at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 2015 – September 2018

Authors: Amy Bintliff, Lori DiPrete Brown, Lauren Vollinger, Araceli Alonso, and Jean Geran


This document contains the presentation summaries from two fora hosted by the 4W STREETS Initiative to identify best practices and policy recommendations for addressing sex trafficking.

Published: April 2020