Verdict (8a), Cuvier Rampart.
Leaving Font today after a great couple of weeks of climbing, chilling, wine consuming and messing around with friends. Despite rain everyday we managed to find some dry rock.
Yesterday was no exception. Chuffed to make this my last problem of the trip. Having not climbed much this season I feel absolutely exhausted now. Definitely spurred on to get my shoulders strong, get fitter and try harder for next trip.
Now cramming in a few delicious treats to make the journey home more bearable. Vive la France 🍰☕🍷
Get it on! Doors are open. ;) Station 3 of the #Boulder#Bundesliga#Germany .
@blocbuster_paderborn @boulder_bundesliga @mammut_absolute_alpine @kletterretter @bootbananas @kletterkultur @sportscheck @bloczclimbing
Skiing? Climbing? Unfortunately not. But! Most interesting finding from my #Rwanda fieldwork on #womenrights , #land and #poverty ? Glad you asked 😜 thanks for letting me geek out 😉 .
When it comes to accessing information from the government around their land and property rights, widowed & single women living in rural areas seem to be more empowered to do so than married women.
Married couples in rural Rwandan communities typically divide household duties among traditional gender roles. i.e. women are responsible for duties within the home like subsistence farming, health care, education, etc. while men take care of stuff outside the house, like paying taxes and anything to do with transactions around farm land.
The law recognizes land and property rights of women as equal to men, but men of course aren’t always honest with their wives about selling land or just generally about their decisions. Plus, husbands force their wives - at times in an abusive manner - to sign off on decisions when women don’t want to. Not surprising, unfortunately.
So, even though widowed & single women are burdened with more responsibilities than married women by taking on both gender roles, they are more empowered to access information about their land rights because they have no one else in the household to lean on. Or, no one in their home trying to subjugate them. .
Typically we see the opposite. i.e. widowed & single women are worse off then married women. Not really sure why this is the case here. But I suspect it’s because Rwanda has titled nearly every parcel in the country. And there is more information available around rights - particularly women’s rights - than in other places. Not the case in almost every other part of the global south.
My comment to my Rwandan colleagues was… women should meet a dude, have as some kids if they want, and then leave the dude. They would probably be better off. They generally agreed.
But sad story… the human condition is to want partnership. Rwandans are no different. I feel them on that.
Still @liamlonsdale here folks, with my penultimate post.
The inaugural #Harrocomp went down a treat. The comp wall was packed out, the fun comp blocs were jammed full of psyched climbers and the free pizza was destroyed in minutes.
Check out the @harrowall Instagram stories to see if you’ve been featured! Feel free to share the stories to your own followers using #harrocomp whenever you do!
I have written a reflection on my experience of the QLD Lead States on the Pinnacle Sports blog. Check it out, (https://www.pinnaclesports.com.au/blogs/blog/qld-state-titles-reflections). I had such a fun time in finals and it was great to compete against so many amazing crushing women! 💪😍 #climbpinnaclesports (Link is in my bio)