Gender + Cookstoves Factsheet

October 15, 2015

Women play a crucial role in the widespread adoption and use of clean household cooking solutions. Read more about how to meaningfully include women in the The Clean Cooking Alliance’s  factsheet.

Women must be fully integrated into the process of designing products and solutions because without their opinions and input, products will not meet their needs and will not be used.

Each day nearly 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to cook their food. Exposure to smoke from cooking over open fires kills 4.3 million people annually–that is one death every 8 seconds, mostly women and children. Everyone needs cooked food, and lack of access to cooking energy has significant consequences for women and girls…