The following are the position of women in the society:
1. House work is reserved to women. Despite her young age, Abooki does the house chores - washing utensils, cleaning house, washing clothes and cooking food. When her mother is not around, she does all the work. Atwoki doesn't help his sister even though they're are in the same class meaning they're of the same age (or nearly the same age).
2. Women are required to behave recently and are expected not to engage in activities that are termed as men's activities. Vicky was chased by her uncle from his house because her uncle saw her riding a bicycle.
3. Women don't have a say in the family. The final decision on family matters is made by men. Adyeri told Vicky and Amoti he is the only man in the house so he is the one to make the final decision concerning dowry and the man who wants to marry Vicky.