Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kenya's Women-Only Village

The Samburu people of Kenya maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli founded Umoja village as a safe haven for the region's women. Umoja, which means "unity" in Swahili, is a no man's land and home to the Samburu women who no longer want to suffer abuses, like genital mutilation and forced marriages, at the hands of men.



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