For many women in Colombia, peace never arrived (Al Jazeera)

SANTANDER DE QUILOCHAO, COLOMBIA - Clemencia Carabali did not know the number that appeared on her phone when it rang last June. She didn't recognise the man's voice on the other end of the call. "If you don't leave the territory by 5pm today, you're a dead woman," Carabali recalled the man saying. Carabali reported …

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“Mujeres de Pied” (Exhibition: Quito, Ecuador)

QUITO, ECUADOR -  I participated in this photo exhibition titled “Mujeres de Pied” (Women on Foot) at the Numismatic Museum in Quito, Ecuador, from March 8-31. Various photographers from Ecuador participated in the exhibition, which featured images of women at work as a way to celebrate women’s unique participation in the economy for International Women’s …

“Feminism and Photojournalism in Latin America” (Exhibition: Antwerp, Belgium)

ANTWERP, BELGIUM - I had the privilege of participating in this photo exhibition in Belgium - "Feminism and Photojournalism in Latin America" - with other talented women photographers from all over Central and South America. The exhibition ran from March-June, 2019 in a space called Mundana in Antwerp, Belgium. It was curated by Javier Perugachi. …

‘Big step but not enough’: Ecuador debates easing abortion law in rape cases (Reuters)

QUITO, ECUADOR - Gabriela doesn't remember when she was raped, because she was passed out when it happened. The 27-year-old Ecuadorian psychology student had been taking anti-depressants and sleeping pills on a regular basis. One night, when staying at a friend's house, she took the usual combination that "makes me not feel a thing," she …

Indigenous Amazonian women demand end to extraction (Mongabay)

QUITO, ECUADOR -  Nearly 100 indigenous women of the Ecuadorian Amazon spent five days protesting outside the country’s Presidential Palace last week. They were demanding a meeting with President Lenin Moreno and to personally deliver their political mandate. Authorities eventually agreed to a meeting between the protesters and the president, currently set for March 22. …

Mujeres indígenas llevan cuatro días esperando por una reunión con el presidente de Ecuador (Mongabay LatAm)

QUITO, ECUADOR - Es el cuarto día que cerca de 100 mujeres indígenas de la Amazonía ecuatoriana protestan en las afueras del Palacio de Carondelet, residencia oficial del presidente del Ecuador. Llegaron el lunes a la ciudad de Quito para exigir una reunión con el mandatario Lenin Moreno y entregarle personalmente un documento que recoge todas …

Indigenous women march in Ecuador, vow to ‘defend our territory’ (Mongabay)

PUYO, ECUADOR – About 350 Indigenous women from across the Ecuadorian Amazon gathered here yesterday to celebrate International Women’s Day, and, they say, to fight back against a system that violates their rights. Many women spoke out specifically against the extractive industries operating in their territories. They say these industries have caused forced displacements and …

Ecuador: mujeres indígenas marcharon para exigir el respeto de sus derechos (Mongabay)

PUYO, ECUADOR - Alrededor de 350 mujeres indígenas de toda la Amazonía ecuatoriana marcharon ayer en la localidad de Puyo, provincia de Pastaza, para protestar contra un sistema que aseguran está violando sus derechos. Muchas de ellas se manifestaron en contra de las operaciones de las industrias extractivas que operan en sus territorios y que, …

Abortion Escorts in Ecuador are Breaking the Silence (Ms. Magazine Blog)

QUITO, ECUADOR - Las Comadres—which loosely translates as The Godmothers, or “a very close friend”—is a feminist group fighting back against the nation’s restrictive abortion laws. Members accompany women through their abortion procedures and provide them with medical and legal information. Last weekend, they ran their first national workshop walking women through the process. The …