Wallis & Futuna

I already wrote general information about Wallis and Futuna; now I'll write about some interesting facts regarding gender role and statuses in Wallis and Futuna. Men and women work together in the fields. Work in the home is shared among the sisters and wives of brothers, so that mothering is a joint acitivity. Often Grandmothers are the care takers during the day if the women of the household are employed or are drawn away from the village by church activities. Meen cook outdoors, while women cook indoors. Few women run for public office, but many women hold senior posts in government and in the community. Women's status as sisters gives them higher rank than their brothers within the family. Oldest sisters in particular are honored, but as wives, however, they are expected to be subservient to their husbands. If you want to read more, check out here. Many thanks to Jean-Pierre for superb card, stamps and cancellations! 

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