Empowering Masai women in Tanzania

Attending the IUCN congress is one more way for Josephine Simon to help empower Masai women in her native Tanzania. She is representing the Esilalei Women’s Cultural Boma, an association which is built on the premise that women are the key to wildlife conservation and which is supported by the African Wildlife Foundation. Selling traditional Masai handicrafts is just one of the ways the Boma aims to channel tourism-related revenue to the villages for development.

Josephine Simon, Esilalei Women’s Cultural Boma Photo: IUCN/Group J. Muntaner
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