Women are in charge of the fields in Mozambique. With sunrise, holding machetes, and often with a child on their back, they lead Mozambique's main economic activity. Pictured, "piamwenes", traditional female leaders at a meeting in Chicá.
"The only influence we have is with the maquea; the spirits listen to us. But that’s
all we do: we just put the maquea and then the Régulo stays; we have to leave.
People don’t transmit what we teach... They don’t even listen to us!"