I am not afraid to speak up

November 2023
Sindooi Limijo (Mokoro WOLTS Project)

This short article, first published by Mokoro in February 2023 and now available on The Land Portal, highlights some of the impacts of the Women’s Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) project’s work in Tanzania from 2016 to 2023. The author, who is a widow and a trained gender and land champion, describes the confidence she has gained to speak up for the land inheritance rights of vulnerable women in her traditional Maasai community. She has also found her voice to speak up against gender-based violence, supporting her daughter to divorce and helping another woman to gain support from the village government to control her household’s income in place of her an abusive husband.