“Where Men are Banned”.

Umoja in Kenya started out as a refuge for victims of sexual abuse.
Fifteen years later the women-only village is thriving. Photographer Georgina Goodwin visits the single-sex community.
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In the company of women: (centre) Judia, 19, came to the village of Umoja six years ago, having run away from home to avoid being sold into marriage. Umoja was founded in 1990 by 15 women who were raped by British soldiers. 
Photographs: Georgina Goodwin for the Observer.
d3339f52-db60-4a66-bd71-8c47e3e4b838-2060x1373China Laprodati with her baby selling her jewellery
f9b1e3c3-7a86-43e9-957e-0fb9147826e0-2060x1373‘I heard of a women’s community from gossip in my old village’: Seita Lengima, 68.
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