No boys allowed: this village in Africa is only for women

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We've heard of female-only gyms, schools, and places of worship...but have you ever heard of the "female-only" village?

Umoja, a village in the grasslands of East Africa, is only for women. As The Guardian reports, the village was founded as a safe haven for female survivors of trauma, where the women can support and care for one another.

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No boys allowed: this village in Africa is only for women
SAMBURU, KENYA - MAY 7: The feminist Umoja village in the Samburu region of northern Kenya in May 2008. Leader of the community is Rebecca Lolosoli. She has banded together groups of disenfranchised Samburu women, who have been abandoned by their husbands and communities and has made a refuge for women running from abuse, early marriage and female genital mutilation. (Photo by Kitra Cahana/Getty Images)
SAMBURU, KENYA - MAY 10: The feminist Umoja village in the Samburu region of northern Kenya in May 2008. Leader of the community is Rebecca Lolosoli. She has banded together groups of disenfranchised Samburu women, who have been abandoned by their husbands and communities and has made a refuge for women running from abuse, early marriage and female genital mutilation. (Photo by Kitra Cahana/Getty Images)
SAMBURU, KENYA - MAY 9: The feminist Umoja village in the Samburu region of northern Kenya in May 2008. Leader of the community is Rebecca Lolosoli. She has banded together groups of disenfranchised Samburu women, who have been abandoned by their husbands and communities and has made a refuge for women running from abuse, early marriage and female genital mutilation. (Photo by Kitra Cahana/Getty Images)
SAMBURU, KENYA - MAY 9: The feminist Umoja village in the Samburu region of northern Kenya in May 2008. Leader of the community is Rebecca Lolosoli. She has banded together groups of disenfranchised Samburu women, who have been abandoned by their husbands and communities and has made a refuge for women running from abuse, early marriage and female genital mutilation. (Photo by Kitra Cahana/Getty Images)
SAMBURU, KENYA - MAY 7: The feminist Umoja village in the Samburu region of northern Kenya in May 2008. Leader of the community is Rebecca Lolosoli. She has banded together groups of disenfranchised Samburu women, who have been abandoned by their husbands and communities and has made a refuge for women running from abuse, early marriage and female genital mutilation. (Photo by Kitra Cahana/Getty Images)
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According to The Guardian, "The village was founded in 1990 by a group of 15 women who were survivors of rape by British soldiers. Umoja's population has now expanded to include any women escaping child marriage, FGM (female genital mutilation), domestic violence and rape – all of which are cultural norms among the Samburu."

While some men do come in and out of Umoja, they are not allowed to live in the village. One villager says "we still like men. They are not allowed here, but we want babies and women have to have children, even if you are unmarried."



So we want to know, would you want to live in a village with only members of your own gender?



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