#Throwback: Maasai Cricket Warrior Eunice Ng’ais

4 months ago

I love this portrait of 20-year-old Cricket Warrior Eunice Malawua Ng’ais.  Eunice calls herself a medium-paced bowler and likes to open the batting. Imagine being the only girl in your family to not have been circumcised?

 “My brothers stood up for me against my parents and my sisters are very proud of me”, Eunice tells me. 

The Maasai Cricket Warriors are Maasai youth from Laikipia in Kenya who have dropped their spears for cricket bats. Through cricket development within rural Maasailand their aim is to empower youth by tackling social problems to bring about positive change. The team has been operational since 2009 and use the platform to campaign for social change and women’s rights, demanding an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a common practise in Maasai and Samburu culture.

The full photo story for ESPN : http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/19558667/kenya-maasai-cricket-warriors-fighting-women-rights-one-wicket

All photos Georgina Goodwin @ggkenya

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