An estimated half a million Indigenous people on the Kenya-Ethiopia border will be affected by the construction of the Gibe 3 dam on the Omo River. In this anonymous portrait, an Indigenous Omo woman shares how she and her people depend on the Omo river: irrigating sorghum crops, watering cattle and goats, and fishing for subsistence. She highlights the exclusion of women and community members from negotiations with Ethiopia’s government, though she and her community know what is at stake. The piece ends with a call to action to protect the Omo River and its people. Photo credit: Jane Baldwin