Team Lioness: Maasai women defy gender norms and find they have an advantage as anti-poaching rangers
Risa, Kenya — Kenya’s Amboseli National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife. It’s one of the best places in Africa to see herds of elephants up close. The area is also home to the Maasai people, one of the few African tribes to have retained its customs.
The Maasai have a strict patriarchal society — men hold the power to make decisions and they run the community. But a group of young Maasai women are turning their culture’s long-held gender stereotypes upside down.