When the men in her village tried to beat her down for standing up on behalf of the women, Rebecca Lolosoli made the brave decision to leave her home behind to create Umoja (which means “unity”), a village in Kenya populated only by women. What I love about this is that not only is Umoja a safe haven for women and girls seeking to escape the rape and abuse they face on a daily basis, but the women of Umoja are financially independent and entirely self-sufficient, supporting themselves by selling elaborate beaded jewelry around the world. Now, that’s freedom! 

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