Thorsten Kiefer


Thorsten Kiefer is founder and CEO of WASH United, a Berlin-based nonprofit organization that works to end the global sanitation and hygiene crisis. He is a human rights lawyer turned toilet activist turned social entrepreneur. Thorsten is driven by the vision of a world in which we can talk openly about toilets, shit and hygiene, in which all people enjoy the safety and dignity of a toilet, practice hand washing with soap, and all women and girls get to manage their menstruation safely, in privacy and with dignity.

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Opinion: Menstrual hygiene management matters — period
22 Nov 2018

Two experts explore why addressing challenges for women menstrual health should be a top priority for policymakers, thought leaders, and donors.