tuareg woman

A Tuareg Woman's Bejeweled Hands

The Tuareg Tribe of the Sahara Desert where women embrace sexual freedoms, dictate who gets what in divorce and don’t wear the veil because men ‘want to see their beautiful faces’.

  • The Tuareg have maintained their way of life for centuries, crossing from one side of the world’s largest desert.
  • Yet beneath the traditional way of life lies a progressive society where women’s rights have been embraced.
  • Families trace their line through the women and not the men, with women owning the tents and animals.
  • Pre-nups and divorce are everyday - with parents throwing their recently separated daughters 'divorce parties’.