Indigenous women must be present at decision making tables

With kind support from Oxfam, SWT held public Barazas in Samburu East Subcounty to bring indigenous women along with the youth, men and elders into the conversation on how to end violence that affect them greatly. “Jane Meriwas calls on us to create a better, fairer world, where our environment is protected instead of polluted,…

Commemorating The International Day of Indigenous Peoples

Samburu Women Trust is proud to have been be part of the CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation two-day meeting held in Johannesburg from 29-30 September 2022 for Indigenous Peoples (IPs), civic actors, human rights defenders, and civil society representatives.This global convening had participants at this meeting from Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe and…

Coexisting with nature for Livelihood

Coexisting With Nature For Livelihood

These are marginalized areas with numerous challenges for the local community. Infrastructure is underdeveloped, and social amenities are scarce and dispersed. Industries do not exist, and modern science plays little role in their daily lives. The Samburu people have learned survival strategies through the ages as a result of their harmonious coexistence with nature and…

Indigenous Peoples Clamor For Their Collective Land Rights In Kenya

Indigenous Peoples Clamor For Their Collective Land Rights In Kenya

Land and land-based resources are the most important sources of income and livelihoods for Kenya’s indigenous peoples, as well as the foundation of palpable cultural manifestations and spiritual activities. Because of the importance of pastoralism, hunting and gathering, fishing, and other rural livelihoods, land is the most important asset for many indigenous families and households.…

Confronting The Stigma That Surrounds Special-needs Children

Confronting The Stigma That Surrounds Special-needs Children

Livestock husbandry is the principal economic activity among pastoralists, and children are taught how to care for animals from a young age. The geographical zone they occupy necessitates endurance due to climate constraints that need continual movement of animals from one location to another in search of grass and water. This obligation falls squarely on…

Excelling Amidst Societal Stigma

Excelling Amidst Societal Stigma

Ms Salante Lebulkash goes about her daily chores with confidence at her homestead in Narasha village, Isiolo County. She is the proud owner of a goat herd, which has become a source of income for her three children. Livestock has traditionally belonged to men in the Samburu community, but Ms Lebulkash believes that this is…

Family Intervention Saved A Delicate Situation

Family Intervention Saved A Delicate Situation

Though her husband was gentle and kind, his brothers were cruel and enjoyed harassing the new bride Noonkishu Lepiranto for no apparent reason. “I became fed up with the harassment and decided to return to my parents’ house.” “I persuaded my husband to accompany me even though I didn’t have a child at the time,”…

Roundtable Meeting With Ciwo And Paran Alliance Members

It is therefore our mandate to assist in championing efforts to increase women’s participation and inclusion at all levels of decision-making. Social movements are purposeful, organized, with the goal of pushing for desirable change, giving women voice, or gathering for a common purpose to influence meaningful change. To address indigenous women’s marginalization and lack of…