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I wanted to write something specifically about International Day of the Girl Child but thought that my Brave post encompassed some of things I would have written about and coincided with the Hindu festival of Navratri – 10 days of the Universal Mother Goddess Lalitha  not as many would like think Durga or her bunch – it’s all about Lalitopakhyana. This is a poignant to the point and easy to read interview from leakeilland.wordpress.com with Masai girls and women on their place in society. Thanks to Lea and these beautiful ladies.

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Today is the International Day of the Girl, hence I would like to tell about my visit to a Masai tribelast Saturday, October 3rd. Since we are a part of the program Communication for Change, our task in the Masai was to discuss one or more of the following subjects; Economic Justice, Climate Change or Gender. We figured it would be interesting to discuss gender roles with some of the Masai girls, because of our major cultural differences. The conversation we had with the Masai girls revealed thingsthat were quite shocking toI believe both the Norwegians and Tanzanians on our team. Following the pictures below, are some of the questions and answers from our conversation.

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“When girls come home from school they have to help out at home, the boys can do what they want”.
Do you think this is fair?
“No” .
Does this make it…

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