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Kenya Changing Gender Roles

Kenya Changing Gender Roles
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When Miriam Kasumuni’s husband died of a heart attack after losing nearly his entire herd of cattle to drought, he left behind 6 wives and 32 children. Miriam had to step up and become the breadwinner for the family. Traditionally, women from the pastoral ethnic Maasai community were not allowed to work outside of the home since that was considered the role of men. This short documentary looks at how climate change has disrupted the traditional way of life for pastoralists in Kenya, fueling a revolution in gender roles.