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EU Gives Sh5bn for Empowerment Of Maasai Women In Three Districts

EU Gives Sh5bn for Empowerment Of Maasai Women In Three Districts

The European Union (EU) has granted Sh5 billion for women empowerment in Arumeru, Longido and Monduli districts in Arusha Region. The funds have been channeled through Oikos Tanzania which is implementing a five-year project aimed to benefit 5,000 women in the areas. Ms Francesca Lucchi, the manager of the Maasai Women Empowerment Project, told a […]

Maasai Women Silenced For Years

Maasai Women Silenced For Years

Maasai men have been condemned for embracing oppressive traditions that cower their partners to the extent women do not raise their voices to demand their rights like that of property ownership. A resident of Muhuzi Village, Ms Leah Laizer, said during a meeting that men had more voice and rights over ownership of property even […]

Can A Bath Of Milk And Honey Replace Female Genital Mutilation?

Can A Bath Of Milk And Honey Replace Female Genital Mutilation?

At age 9, Nice Nailantei Leng’ete ran away from home so she wouldn’t have her genitalia cut as part of a coming­-of-­age ceremony. For her defiance, she was shunned by family and community. That was 16 years ago. The ritual cutting away of part or all of the external female genitalia continues in force around […]

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe spread across Kenya and Tanzania, and globalization has not been kind to them. Vulnerable to wildlife that steal their livestock and powerless after the sun goes down, many Maasai often have to walk many kilometers just to charge their phones. But a new project spearheaded by Green Energy […]