Girls Just Cannot Have Fun!

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Life for girls in Fugnido camp on the border of South Sudan isn’t easy. They are cooking, sweeping, fetching firewood, carrying water and looking after their siblings; women’s duties in the traditional Nuer culture. My colleague Øystein and I write and show more photos about girls’ life in the camp in the latest post on the our blog Untold Stories.

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About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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18 Responses to Girls Just Cannot Have Fun!

  1. It seems like so much responsibility for these young girls. I wonder if they just accept it or if they sometimes wish they could play like the boys?

  2. dogear6 says:

    Thanks for posting. I left a comment over at the other blog – it’s a good post and I’m glad you pointed it out.

    Nancy

  3. Yes makes me question my own existence. Thank you.

  4. YellowCable says:

    A good question at the end of the “Untold Stories”. Unfortunately, the tradition is carried on strongly (in many places, I am also afraid) for girls.

  5. renxkyoko says:

    Too thin…. and still work like adults.

  6. paula graham says:

    Ha, ha…women the world over, one way or another, except for the very lucky few who get other women to do the work for them!!!

  7. Andrew says:

    So I was right in my guess as to why there were no girls around in the last post. Now to read the full story…

  8. JC says:

    It’s hard to give an authentic comment on this as one sees the situation through culturally different eyes/perspective. However, I love how the ‘pictures’ tell their own story 😉

    Blessings
    JC

  9. Elaine- says:

    this world is permeated with a rape culture where women are used and abused for another’s power… those responsible will hear about it all one day

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