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In many cultures the rights of women are still rooted in the traditions of the past. As we evolve as humans it is important to celebrate and pass on many of these traditions to new generations. That being said there are a number of traditions that will hopefully become historical only. In the Northern Frontier of Kenya the Samburu live as they have for hundreds of years. The women are the main workers of the Samburu. Girls generally leave school and marry a much older man when they turn 14. Often there is female mutilation involved.

However, there is a move to keep girls in school. Education is power and as long as the girls stay in school they need not marry. This is a struggle for some families who need the dowry of six cows or goats in exchange for their daughters hand in marriage. This poster was photographed on the wall of a rural school near Wamba.

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Additional Photos by David Bergler (foibles3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 14 N: 57] (1479)
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