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Picture : See what they do to the men in a tribe made up entirely of women

The Tribe is almost entirely made up of women. Take a look at how the men are treated.

Do you think there's an area on the world that's entirely populated by women? What happens when there isn't a single guy in sight and the town is exclusively made up of women? In the actual world, there is a place similar to it.

There's a village in northern Kenya's Samburu grasslands that's a touch different from the others. Because no men leave Umoja, which is named after the Swahili word meaning "unity," it is well-protected by a thorn fence. It's a community populated solely by women. It's a no-man's-land, and the matriarchal refuge has become a safe haven for Samburu women who no longer want to be subjected to male dominance.

It's a no-man's-land, and the matriarchal sanctuary has become a shelter for Samburu women who don't want to be subjected to genital mutilation or forced marriages at the hands of their male counterparts.

According to local mythology, a woman named Rebecca Lolosoli is credited with building the Umoja village as a safe haven for the region's female population.

This settlement provided as a safe haven for roughly 15 women who had been sexually assaulted by British military beginning in the 1990s. The hamlet, on the other hand, has grown to provide shelter, food, and a way of life to any and all women fleeing genital mutilation, sexual assault and rape, domestic violence, or child marriage, among other things.

The ladies of Umoja run a safari camping and charge a fee for visitors to the community, which is funded by an admission fee. The hamlet's women labor in the craft center, where they make brilliantly colored beaded necklaces, bangles, anklets, and other items to sell. The older women also teach the younger women about social norms such as female genital mutilation, forced abortions, and other forms of abuse that they have managed to avoid. They've also built a school on the Umoja women's land that's open to pupils from the nearby villages.

Women are not totally isolated from the rest of society. For a variety of reasons, they also go to adjacent towns, markets, and schools. They have, however, succeeded in constructing a secure haven in which they can live a dignified existence. The women leave the hamlet in order to form love and sexual relationships with men. The act of a woman conceiving a male kid and giving birth to him. They look after the male child till he reaches the age of eighteen. The young male is compelled to leave town at the age of eighteen and fend for himself in the wilderness.

It has also inspired other women in the districts surrounding Samburu the courage to start their own men-only communities.

Content created and supplied by: MzansiMgozi (via Opera News )

Samburu Swahili Umoja

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