The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya’s Women-Only Village


– I’m trying to do like, a 2-foot skank,
and it is not dropping- woah! I’ve never felt so white in my life. Amongst the Samburu
tribes of northern Kenya, where the desert merges with
the foothills of Mount Kenya, women have been living under
a harsh patriarchal system for as long as they can remember. Female genital mutilation has been
one of the most important rituals amongst the Samburu for generations. Once circumcised, a girl can be given away in an arranged
marriage to start her own family. This practice has seen
girls as young as 12 get married to men old enough
to be their grandfathers. But this year, Obama’s visit to Kenya put women’s rights
at the forefront of national dialogue. – “Around the world, there is a
tradition of repressing women. Treating women and girls
as second-class citizens. Those are bad traditions.
They need to change. There’s no reason that young girls
should suffer genital mutilation. There’s no place in civilised society for the early or forced
marriage of children. These traditions may
date back centuries, they have no place in the 21st century.” – While the world has just taken note, 25 years ago, a group of fed-up women lived in exodus and took matters into their
own hands to free themselves, and started a movement
in the Samburu region, creating the first village
where no men were allowed. The establishment of Umoja was an inspiration to many
women in neighbouring villages, who have risen up to take control
of their local governments. – So we travelled to Kenya to road trip
through the Samburu District, and see what life is like
in a matriarchal society. We are on our way to the Umoja village which is an all female village which started in 1990 by a woman called Rebecca. Rebecca Lolosoli is the matriarch of the Umoja women’s village and an advocate for women’s rights. Growing up as a member of the Samburu tribe she married at the age of 18 and began speaking up about helping women who were victims of rape by British soldiers training near her home. Local men angered by her vocalism beat her until she was hospitalize. When her husband did not protest the beating’s, she left him and along with several other women who were survivor’s of violence establish the women’s village of Umoja. What was once solely a safe haven for women had become a globally known example of a successful matriarchy. The Internet has put Umoja firmly on the map and now people travel far and wide to come and see how the land of no men thrives in the region of Samburu. I think that was our welcome and welcome! Just get a cup of tea up my ass and that’s it. (I think that’s what she said) So, so far it’s super nice. Everything seems really identic. Did you see the welcome, though? Oh my gosh! Every single one can sing as well. Every single of them ladies can sing. So were about to have a sit down and chat with Rebecca and, hopefully, she’s gonna explain to me how Umoja came to be and the pros and cons of living in an all female society. and, uh to shed some light on what is like here in Umoja village! Hi Rebecca! It smells so good and do the women do all the renovations and build the houses? *That’s messed up* *Good* Do you think the men felt threatened by the women being able to make their own money? With the ability to generate income, the women of Umoja have found independence. Which one did you make? Really!? It’s nice! This is amazing! I read- that um,- I read that you met Hilary Clinton. Oh is she?! There you go. I’ve never had such a spring in my step about going to school, Rebecca. *Laughter* Hi!!!! Women in Umoja are still having children and sons are welcome as long as they are willing to follow the rules and not try to dominate the women. Although no grown men are allowed to live in Umoja the women are still open to relationships and often ronde vou with boyfriends outside the village. You say in the beginning that you had to deal with a lot of sort of problems from the men in the surrounding villages kind of being- genious little bitches basically about your success. Angry husbands occasionally come to Umoja searching for their wives. The women of the village stay up all night and shift to protect each other. The veteran women live side by side with the younger refuges who recently fled to Umoja to escape the cultural ritual’s still prevalent in their communities. And how did you feel about what Rebecca teaches at Umoja? Would you want to find a husband one day and have kids? Me either! Most would think Umoja’s demographic would mainly be older women it is also home to many young women who have sworn off men completely. So it doesn’t seem like there’s a awful lot to do to pass the time in Umoja village. But, the huts the ladies make need constant maintenance. So I’m about to go and literally get my hands dirty in cow shit. You just seen some chicks doing DIY. *That’s seems like fun!* *So much fun* It’s like clay, basically. But warm. Imagine what hot cow shit feels like. *Great, now you have that stuck in my head* We come, we seen, we pulled beads and were out! Bye, ladies! *Chanting* What a wicked way to say “get out of my house love, we’ve had enough.” I’m filled with joy and love and a little bit of cow dung. Umoja has now become an excepted part of the Samburu landscape but not everyone is happy about it. By providing a safe haven for local women it has also become a threat to local men. So, on my second day in the district I went to meet a man nearby who’s wife had rejected him to live in the village. So you think that if Umoja didn’t exist, your wife would still be with you? Ah well, that’s good to hear for you. All is not lost, you can get another wife. Are- are you angry that your wife left you? Well I guess haters is gonna hate no matter what. Yesterday, we went to go and visit Umoja, an all female village where no men are allowed since Umoja, similar villages have appeared. Man are allowed in these villages but women still have the over right and say what I’m hoping is that it’s also a safe haven for the submissive men of Kenya. Just to be clear we’ve got Rebecca’s blessing because, um, these villages are kind of the trickle down from Umoja. And so we can’t do any of these things without her saying so. As the leader of Umoja, Rebecca dictates who’s allowed in and out of the whiter community. I think this is the ceremony, I just drank some goat milk, it’s delicious, recommended I and, uh, were gonna go and see what’s going on!

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100 Responses

  1. pauline lunji says:

    Why should any one ever encourage something like this?

  2. orelskivis says:

    oh Got following the footsteps of Hilary Clinton !!!! I already thought the devil ist behind this. Propaganda for a Lesbian society. It is not goed when man treat their woman and children bad but you should than do something to inform educate and change their behavior not to push the woman in a superior position and make a society without a man. A woman obsessed with power can be somethimes even worse than a man.

  3. orelskivis says:

    This is not a way to build up better and more stable family relationships and a healthier society. This is fighting the evil with evil back making from a woman and the man natural enemies and destroying families. This is not a good way to change a bad tradition.

  4. orelskivis says:

    Yes It all about Emancipation !! Don't bother about marriage and family you just have to thing about money stay not married and available for the rest of your life day and night for the Devil as a work -slave. The same devil that exploit you and sold you as a slave all over the world for centuries. Just let this woman see a few films about white people and black slaves we should see than if they are going to walk in the footsteps of Hillary Clinton further

  5. peter gatoru says:

    Obama is a beta male. A male that gravitates towards men hating feminists who lack morals. A woman only existence is a fantasy.
    Most amazing thing is that the women want to be like men… Now you want to become something that you hate… Then you become that very thing and you don't fair very well.
    The presenter needs guidance…. This is sorry existence. If their men understood God, they would not treat their women bad, the women would educate their children to be normal people who respect and love one another.

  6. peter gatoru says:

    Rendevou… And get children… This is a disaster in the making.
    The culture of circumsising women is not up at all.
    The presenter looks like a male… What is a feminists aspiration… But is a woman, with wrong attitude about life. Nothing to be proud of.

  7. Icy Shadow Cats says:

    From what I've seen so far of this vid, most of the women who live there have a reason for why they don't feel safe or happy around men. I think that is a perfectly valid reason for this village to be here.

  8. Acc321 says:

    what a shithole

  9. Linpek Ngulom says:

    Wow!! Best story ever seen…. Wow!!! I feel like I can fly now ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  10. pablo 026 says:

    This is wrong people are fucking weird

  11. Michelle Supang says:

    how do u make children if there's no man

  12. okochaten says:

    This is an embarrassment to samburu men or the culture itself.

  13. Ikechukwu Onwuegbuna says:

    Truly good people can see the evil that has forged cultural ills from time immemorial. Satan has damaged human society since Eden. Please, don't let Hilary take any child from there. I thumbed this video down because there is one thing being evil to women, but there is another thing promoting segregation as the solution. This is unnatural. But no one should feel trapped and unsafe in an evil culture.

  14. garvey lumumba says:

    This is an anti-African western propaganda video. Our struggle as African is not against each other, it's against western foreign colonial domination. They have kept us economically backwards and support these corrupt, western educated, sexist men in power. The documentary says little about the British soldiers who rape the village women, during their military training whilst in Kenya!!!

  15. Ronnal Scammahorn says:

    That women reject circumcision is a very good thing , may the women live long and free .. that obama and clinton were shown was totally out of line , two of the most vile and corrupt characters in American history .

  16. Kathleen Parrish says:

    Good on them as they have learnt how to deal with male oppression .

  17. Shelley E says:

    Wooooooow – Courageous!!

  18. LIQUID POWDER says:

    I'd be willing to bet that the village smells like a fish market without a roof! ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿคฃ

  19. LIQUID POWDER says:

    Anal beads ya say?๐Ÿคฃ

  20. Ofentse Metsing says:

    This is why black women are the most hated women because we are too strong thatโ€™s why we are also told to be feminine. We are naturally born warriors. We donโ€™t bow down for no one. We are even trend setters. You get other women from different races imitating us or tryna be like us.

  21. Ofentse Metsing says:

    I so wish that they donโ€™t lose their culture due to tourists coming there a lot. Itโ€™s beautiful to see people who are deeply rooted to their culture because itโ€™s a rare thing to find sometimes since the Europeans took over.

  22. Carol YOUNG says:

    Mother Nature:
    Father Disaster!!!

  23. Daniel Tatum says:

    Hillary Clinton is one of the worst people to be good friends with, just look at what she did to Haiti

  24. moon shadow says:

    I totally understand that No woman/girl or human should be forced to undergo the pain of genital mutalation, but I'm sad they can have the joys of marriage and their children have no male role models at all. I hope the men there wake up to the fact that their behavior will leave them with no wives at all. If not, they could become a welfare culture. A deep & complicated issue there.

  25. moon shadow says:

    This hostess should stay there. She obviously hates men and her speech doesn't fit that culture. I think she called other women "jealous bitches". How is that helpful?

  26. ุนู…ุฑ ุงุญู…ุฏ says:

    Come back gain you will be white again

  27. Morgan Venture says:

    There is culture need to change in Africa especially the way women treated now days…but to us women she is the one need to be a king not a man.we should ready history!!!Africa we should go back to our culture where GOD asked us how to live…his time to COme have reach..let say no for anyone who keep spoil us..were are the children of JUDE..let us live us the way our grandfather JACOB bless Jude…come on Africa wake up

    ..

  28. Ignatius V. Mwanyekange says:

    If a no men village yet there children? although they some are from other village surrounding, then those from Umoja village, no man how do they conceive children? confusing neeeee. of course women are great but the ……..

  29. MARIAM BARKATH says:

    Masha Allah Suban Allah I respect this Village Women. I hope African people are very Strong people though World tells they have poverty etc. They are rich . Peace from India.

  30. Adam Newsome says:

    So powerful. The lady doing the interview is stunning!!!

  31. Adam Newsome says:

    So proud of theses women.

  32. Felix M says:

    Im a man But I believe I can Go here to Heal on a Spiritual level like Meditation no Sex No Romantic Relationship . (Of course if allowed ) Being a 32 year old manb Ive noticed Women Vibrate on a different frequency . God is Good

  33. leon Morris says:

    British soliors?not African rape her huh? The Europeans always seems to be the first. To etc

  34. leon Morris says:

    Hmm once the woman is in that's the Ting? Wow hey

  35. leon Morris says:

    Adam and eve again same ting?

  36. leon Morris says:

    They don't accept there own African man? But do they sell them self to the Europeans and let them in if they want?

  37. YY L says:

    I mean like at least they have a good reason on why they dislike men, the women in our society aka feminist just come up with random/dumb shit just to get more rights.

  38. Efren Lingon says:

    Wtffff totoo pala to sa one piece HAHAHAHAHHA

  39. Peter Mahimbo says:

    That's great..
    They are bilingual they speak fluently english

  40. Michaela Santulli says:

    Is this Gerudo Town??

  41. Linda L. D. Sahl says:

    Amen, Beautiful Sisters of these villages! May you continue to prosper and abolish the controlling of females and the horrid practice of female genital mutilation!!! Love and Peace be with you! God is looking out for you to keep you safe! My prayers go with you.
    โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

  42. Gypsynurse Cathy says:

    Does she know Hillary really hates black people!

  43. Chris Thomas says:

    This isn't a matriarchy.
    It's a women's shelter.

  44. ZA Fan says:

    This is required in the USA. That place really hates women. Maybe take 1 state and make it a women state where men cannot make any laws or anything

  45. Doris Timothy says:

    Africa is beautiful.dont just go in places where their are problems and try to expose Africa.more over no country on earth has no poor places just that western countries hides their errors and only publish good things period.

  46. Emily Appiah says:

    When a Woman is Fed Up, She is Fed Up. Courageous Women, Kudos. God will Protect Yu not Violent Men to Dominate Yu.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  47. Prince Carlos says:

    Most of the misogonystic shits in the comment section were either troll or just bitter men who never contributed in the society asides from their feeble mind and ego, (probably the ones who cant score a p*ssy because of their micromini dicks

  48. Debra Slack says:

    I want to buy some jewelry, do you sell it on the internet?

  49. Debra Slack says:

    The transition is to fast for me to read. Plz slow it down in future videos.

  50. Apostolic Lady says:

    Here I was feeling so accomplished stitching a crest onto my daughter's school blouse, and we have these amazing women building their own homes. I am in awe of their resilience. Wow.

  51. SF Drone & Piano Guy says:

    Nice cow shit huts. I guess clay is yet to be discovered in Kenya

  52. shaf118 says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh!! my dayz! did she just say that. "i feel like i'm just going to shit out a log o cheese later". she is funny AF!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  53. NINJAGUAR says:

    Women build community with huts: brave, stunning, powerful & independant…
    Men build huge metropolis with skyskrapers; boo, patriarchy bad, men evil, boooo
    me: women are mental children oblivious to reality.

  54. NINJAGUAR says:

    It's gonna be hilarious when in a few years their tribe is totally destroyed by men. Strong women… HA.HA. gimme a break.

  55. Kimberly Perschka says:

    This sound great. No men ! I would be so happy there.

  56. Miss Anthrope says:

    Now THESE are some strong, independent, and beautiful women. I can't imagine.

  57. neil menzies says:

    Shame about the Clinton visit,i hope you are all ok.

  58. Priyanka Rajwanshi says:

    I loved the interviewer.. And the line" men always ** it up" … And also matriarchy thing bcoz we always hear the patriarchy thing everywhere.. Happy to know matriarchy exists ..need some more of it.. Great documentary..

  59. maqosle Maquuste says:

    So basically they donโ€™t go dates๐Ÿ˜‚

  60. Tshidi Letsholo says:

    This place sounds like paradise on earth๐Ÿ˜

  61. strykah says:

    Good for them!

  62. R.taraji charz says:

    Let's try this in Europe. Mmmh no 2 much gold diggers that can't do without men

  63. A Progressive Change says:

    Happy for them but still don't think all males are that way. Some want grow get pass ageism and gender roles be into polygamous love between humans get pass one side mindsets. Rase lover children not harm anything love others.

  64. Andrea Christ says:

    Jealous of whites… rebecca… we all see. Also rebecca … most whites on earth can dance and actually have better rythmn that most blacks, ,as whites include more of a variety of dance movements and genres , therefore, since the physical movements , being repeated, stick in the muscle memory and with a variety of dance, that whites utilize, (whether or not you, jealous racist blacks are privy of knowing) this creates a smoother more natural and wider range of flow from one movement to another (within the muscle) ALSO blending multiple syles that most whites incorperate in there self expression of dance. Not only that , BLACKS, pretty much stick to basic SEXUALLY EXPLICITE GYRATTING MOVEMENTS around the world and this PERVERTED LIMITATION, almost ALWAYS incorporated , LIMITS their (flow of movement) therefore blacks do not have as much as a natural flow that the none racists ,like most whites of the earth, have. Plus, all these blacks are hating God and His creations SOLELY BASED ON JEALOUSY TOWARDS WHITES , AS ALL THE EARTH CAN CLEARLY SEE. Actually most blacks truly cant even dance because of their demonic ways . as you "rebecca" probably know… also rebecca stop endorsing your same type….child raping enslaving murderers.that prey on children especially black children as you rebecca, are a racist black that USES children around the world …………, also black and racist rebecca, —— RACIST TO ONE, RACIST TO ALL !!!!

  65. YAHWEH-I-AM says:

    Matriarchy= sitting around and picking buds of yourself,when your not handling cow shit!!

  66. The Whole World Called Me Hank says:

    is this where Obongo is from

  67. CURR AFF AFRIQ says:

    "FOLLOW THE MONEY" They will do this unfortunately as long as the tourists keep coming. The men will let them do their "thang" as long as the benefits from tourism keeps coming in. I know this got some feminists excited but that's just the reality. This is the 21st century. Everyone knows the value of money

  68. Gabriel Obateru says:

    All you all just commenting that the society is fine without men need to know something. All the women in this village are probably good people that's why its peaceful and they are happy. If there are some bad women in it, the village will not work. Some women too can be evil.

  69. mohamed abshir says:

    These women need funding for education and water

  70. Good Life says:

    They are trying destroy both parents commitment men women family values promoting culture & ethic cleansing. Feminism take the men fro society essential, King pharaoh Kill all the male and spare the female for the females pose no threat in the global agenda . No property rights, Globalization of feminism.

  71. Meredith Richardson says:

    So men abused them, then when the women made their own village and the men beat and robbed them to try to stop them from being self sufficient, but when the women got a grant of money, they opened up a school that would teach children from all villages, even the mens village. They really took the higher road.

  72. Pamela Hartfield says:

    If Hillary Clinton is suppose to be a good friend of the African woman that got this village started, then she needs to seriously help these proverty-stricken women!(smh). That whole region is dry and looks like they have no water or barely any. These African women need water wells dug up from the ground and they need food๐Ÿ—๐Ÿš๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ—. Shame on these black mega church pastors who do not go to Kenya and regions like these to give what the people need and to present The Gospel of Christ.

  73. Chloe says:

    I wonder how many men are going to get upset because women want to be safe for the first time in their lives?

  74. Ismail suleman Darma says:

    Wonders never end

  75. salama galib says:

    Black woman is a strong and courageous woman…

  76. Brian Gicharu says:

    What a fake video

  77. MrTechnova says:

    So how long do you think before they go extinct.

  78. Meester Writer says:

    Wow, I wonder if Transwomen are welcome?

  79. sogodogo adama says:

    Amazing

  80. Africa the birth place of all nations and Knowledge says:

    This is the internal matter that can be resolved by the African leader, not international .

  81. 08breezy08 says:

    she a good friend and all that money Hilary Clinton got and they still live like this SMDH. Hilary Clinton not your good friend LMAO

  82. Won Mind says:

    thats why they live in the dust and sticks

  83. RANDOM user says:

    1:13 OMG IS THAT VSAUCE?????

  84. Kevun Ford says:

    Yep!! Somewhere along the way,,,We done messed up๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ซ Won't be long before someone in America adopt that same ideology….. May the most high watch over, continue to bless, and protect these beautiful women…

  85. Kimberly Anne says:

    A village run by women absolute success !
    We donโ€™t even have that in the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ ladies โฃ๏ธ

  86. Potter V says:

    The jewels are so beautiful damn i Want to have something like that.

  87. Monique Chambers says:

    I bet they got the most peace ever ๐Ÿ˜ฒ no man no problems I want too live here ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

  88. Marthious' knowledge 3 says:

    And the war btwn the sexes begins once again… In the past there were pagan goddesses, now after about 10000 years, they are called the gods! Will the real spirit of Lilith please stand up!? Only for the heads to be chopped off again!?

  89. G K says:

    This video makes me feel so good and safe. My fears and anxiety is reduced. I hope when science is so advanced we live in a world without men one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Wicked_Deftlady says:

    Ladies, letโ€™s go join them! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

  91. David Anyieth says:

    I am in 2019 and still wondering how those women with the kids managed to be in that village๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

  92. redrider86401 says:

    right off the bat a racist remark – not good

  93. teddie552 says:

    I'm too distracted by the reporter's terrible enunciation. I can hardly understand what she is saying, and she keeps pronouncing th as f :/

  94. Doris Walker says:

    Wow, bet they have very little headaches without the men.

  95. Clare Njeru says:

    Am a kenyan and i didn't know this existed,but trully right now things are better,our women are now independent,and confident than before.

  96. Color Coded says:

    I want to visit this place. I live in Amer. and I think Bw should do this!โ€™

  97. Henz Sol says:

    Why are we not doing this is the United States?? Seriously… This is the only way to raise children.
    17:15 but men ARE the danger, so what sense does that make?
    Anyway, if they want to provide security, then why don't they? They can stand on the outskirts of town and be guards, like the Royal guards at Buckingham palace. Ah yes, because they want something in return… They want total control and power over women and their lives. So, they frighten women into believing there is some outside threat, then convince them that men are the only ones who can protect against that threat, then threaten them that if women do not give in to their demands that women turn over total power to them, they will withhold something needed from the women. What a mind fuck! This is manipulation 101

  98. Verda Hunt says:

    I'm just curious to what the women do for affection. Or have they sworn off sex. The journalist never looked so happy to be leaving a place. Cow shit houses. The smell must be horrendous

  99. Humphry Collins says:

    All men aren't bad disrespectful women in the comments have to find you one thats willing to put up with your bullshit and ego that's a good and bad thing depends on the man for women it's between your legs now that's shattering and im not talking to all women im talking to these dumb ass bitches in these comments with feminist talking points maxi pad hitlers i don't condone beating women but when you get out of line i don't see not wrong with telling you about your self that means calling you females on these comments on your bullshit my wife listens to me because im a good man to her

  100. Furious Ghost says:

    No MEN…. . where them kids come from….

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