We live in the 21st century, at a time when having anything is possible at the click of one finger. Unfortunately, this still does not include equal rights for women. Women have been known to face discrimination and ill-treatment from their male counterparts since time immemorial. And, sadly, today is no different. The media is rife with stories of women being raped, harassed, abused and hated upon.
Amidst all of this, a small tribe in Tanzania is breaking stereotypes, setting an example for other women by silently yet unapologetically kicking patriarchy in the gut.
The remote village of Nyamongo in Tanzania is inhabited by the Kurya tribe. Among other ancient traditions that the village follows, there is one which allows only the men of the tribe to inherit land in the village. It also implies that if a woman’s husband dies and she has no son, there’s a good chance that she might be thrown out of her home by other men from the village.