People are hungry for this knowledge

January 2024
P. Sangeyon. (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 Maasai elder and a trained gender and land champion, describes the work he has been doing in his local area to advocate for the land rights of vulnerable women. He has brought women to community meetings that were traditionally only men-only, and insisted women be allowed to speak in all community meetings. He is also not afraid to speak out about gender-based violence and to educate other men about women’s rights. Because of the training he received, he feels like a lawyer but without the law degree.