Phyllis is Board Member of the SevenSenses Foundation. Her career at SevenSenses started in 2015, when she joined the very first SevenSenses Academy course for Challenge Coordinators, conducting Participatory Action Research in an international team. She coordinated the Female Rights Challenge in Kisii and the Women Empowerment Challenge in Kisii, Kenya in 2016 and 2017 respectively and a follow-up in 2019.
Phyllis is also a senior lecturer at Erasmus University College, Rotterdam (Netherlands), where she teaches international relations and international law courses. Her research interests include women’s rights, international relations and human rights law. She was a participant in the Erasmus+ project (Peace Dialogue Campus Network: Fostering Positive Attitudes between Migrants and Youth in Hosting Societies) and was a participant of the Women’s Legal Landmarks project in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“Through conducting PAR, I learned more than I could ever learn in any class. The stakeholders felt engaged, valued, a sense of ownership, and responsible during the implementation of the project. The PAR approach was desirable because it created opportunities for building local capacity and enhancing continuity of involvement.”