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The Founder

Chris Crowstaff receives Kayerva Award at United Nations in Geneva

"Grassroots women's groups need to become key stakeholders in the international development process" - Chris Crowstaff at UN in Geneva.


"In 2009, I visited women's groups in the Middle East and rural Uganda... I returned home feeling blessed that we live in a peaceful, lush part of the world and also inspired....


I asked an elderly widow what changes she had seen in her lifetime: "None." She replied. "I'm still gathering leaves to eat. My roof still leaks." - 100 years of the women's movement?


"There is still a very long way to go before women, and ‘women’s values’ are fully integrated into society..."