The forgotten pygmies of Uganda

Zawadi has no where to go if she left her husband. It is rare for Batwa women to own their own property. If she owned her own land, it would empower her to leave him. (photo by Merika Andrade)

For centuries, the indigenous Batwa people lived in harmony with nature and gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. But in 1991, the government turned their home into a national park and tourist attraction.
The Batwa have received very little money from the tourism that has exploited their community for many years, and most Batwa people earn less than $2 a day.

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