100 Under $100 Goes to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 60

By |March 16th, 2016|biodigesters, efficient cooking, fuel savings, Global South, improved cookstoves, microloans, UN|

At the UN for CSW60   Back in 2009 I was the Communications Director for a GreenMicrofinance, a small NGO/Social Business hybrid with a big idea, linking eco-smart technology to microfinancing. While our primary goal was poverty alleviation, we were well aware that women at home hugely benefit from domestic-based upgrades. […]

COOL TOOLS: Addressing Women’s Time Poverty – at CSW16

By |March 14th, 2016|Humanitarian Tech, income generation, low tech/high impact, Speaking engagements, UN|

Join me for a public lecture on tools that help impoverished women do tasks more efficiently. Valuing women's time [...]

Alternative Rites of Passage and Declarations: Moving Beyond FGC – PICTURE OF THE WEEK

By |April 26th, 2013|FGC, health, human rights, Kenya, picture of the week, UN, violence against women|

Maasai girls from the Africa School of Kenya celebrating Alternative RitesThe movement to end Female Genital Cutting - a long-held social norm widely practiced [...]