The Maasai live in large family groups, which are led by the elders.
The women's existence is determined by caring for the family - and subordination in the patriarchy. Most of the work, such as cooking, fetching water, milking and collecting firewood, falls to women and girls.
Young girls are often circumcised and married off at the age of 12-16 for a bridal price.
The men and boys work as shepherds and, in the historical context, are responsible for the security of the family.