From large land acquisitions that displace communities without due compensation, to the encroachment of mining on indigenous lands, to the brunt of climate change and natural disasters, to everyday land and property deprivation by kin or state, women are typically more harshly impacted by land tenure insecurity due to discriminatory laws and lingering social bias.
A number of heavily entrenched cultural practices and policy orientation continue to frustrate efforts and gender equity in our country.
Gender inequality doesn't make sense on any level.
By marginalising women, we deny ourselves the opportunity to lift millions of men, women and children out of poverty. Not to mention the chance of a just and fair world.
Nayiare Noonkiba does not stand out from other Maasai women in Mara North despite the powerful position she holds in her community.
An owner of huge swathes of land, a leader and a women's rights advocate across the Mara conservancies, Noonkiba's influence in her community is unmatched.