Kenyan female survivors of sexual violence live harmoniously in all-woman village
Umoja a town located outside of Nairobi was founded by a group of Samburu women in 1990.
CAPE TOWN - A group of Kenyan women has created an all-female matriarch village as a sanctuary for survivors of sexual violence.
Umoja, a town located outside of Nairobi was founded by a group of Samburu women in 1990.
Today, the village population has now expanded to include women and girls escaping child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence all of which are cultural norms among the Samburu.
Political activist Jane Bindel says the community has not outright banned men.
"In Kenya, particularly within the Samburu tribe, there is no criminal offence of any of these issues at all. What I found was that a group of women, who had risen above what was put in their way legally, socially, culturally and politically."