New Video: Women Champions of Buffalo River is launched

A new video from the Territories of Life video toolkit tells the story of how Maasai indigenous women in Tanzania  used awareness raising, protests and political pressure to lead a movement in defense of their territory. 

The Maasai community of Buffalo River in Northern Tanzania have lived on their ancestral territory since time immemorial. Without the community's consent, a large part of their lands were occupied by a United Arab Emirates elite hunting company called OBC. When the women in the community realised that their men's efforts to defend their territory were falling short, they decided to take matters into their own hands. 

The Maasai women's struggle in defense of their territory drew not only the attention of their prime minister but also the attention of the world. How did the womenmanage this? What strategies did they use? What difficulties did they face? This is a message from the Maasai women to other indigenous peoples around the world.

Watch 'Women Champions of Buffalo River' here.


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