- Speaking Freely - 20091124 - Devana De La Puente Forte

Ms. De La Puente-Forte, a graduate of Maharishi University of Management, is a humanitarian aid worker whose focus is Women's rights. Ms. De La Puente-Forte began her work in Calcutta working on an HIV & AIDS project. She also worked in Bangladesh where she founded a project to help adolescent girls who were the victims of early marriage. She then went to Honduras where she worked for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Devanna has worked in Darfur with the International Rescue Committee, as the Gender Based Violence program manager.