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San Lucas, Alta Verapaz. #IWMFfellows
Gladis Marilú, de 6 años, acompaña a su abuela Isabel mientras cuenta sobre los años de la guerra, cuando su pueblo fue destituido por militares y obligó a su familia a huir a las montañas por dos años. Durante los años 80, las comunidades indígenas en la region de Alta Verapaz fueron blanco de persecuciones y masacres. Los desaparecidos que faltan en las comunidades se cuentan por miles. Escribe Ximena Natera ( @menanatera) periodista multimedia de México. Mi compañera Lorena Vega, ( @loreprensa) y yo estamos en #Guatemala con la @theiwmf para contar historias sobre acceso a la justicia en el post conflicto. No se pierdan!
Lourdes Cal, originaria de Cobán, lleva casi una década recolectando testimonios de víctimas y acompañando a los sobrevivientes de los crímenes cometidos por el ejército durante el conflicto armado de Guatemala. Durante los años 80, las comunidades indígenas poqomchí en la region de Alta Verapaz fueron blanco de persecuciones y masacres. En las comunidades, los desaparecidos se cuentan por miles y en voz baja. *** Escribe Ximena Natera ( @menanatera) periodista multimedia de México. Mi compañera Lorena Vega, ( @loreprensa) y yo estamos en #Guatemala con la @theiwmf para contar historias sobre acceso a la justicia en el post conflicto. No se pierdan!
Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.- Los restos de al menos 32 personas descansan en el cementerio local de San Cristóbal Verapaz, tras ser recuperadas de las fosas clandestinas en la base militar 21 en Cobán. Soy Ximena Natera ( @menanatera) periodista Mexicana y actual fellow de la #IWMF, reportando sobre los procesos de justicia en crímenes de guerra durante el conflicto armado de #Guatemala. #iwmffellows
En #Guatemala, las paredes hablan de los desaparecidos.
Blanca de Hernandez, de 74 años y originaria de Ciudad de Guatemala es fundadora de FAMDEGUA, una organización civil que busca a los más de 40 mil desaparecidos del conflicto interno de #Guatemala (1960-1996). #IWMFfellows #Adelante
Blanca de Hernández busca a su hijo Oscar desaparecido en 1984 durante el conflicto armado interno (1960-1996). Pocos años después fundó, junto a otros familiares de desaparecidos, FAMDEGUA una organización civil que ha participado en más de 1000 exhumaciones hasta la fecha. *** Escribe Ximena Natera ( @menanatera ) periodista multimedia de México. Mi compañera Lorena Vega ( @loreprensa) y yo estamos reporteando en Guatemala sobre los procesos de búsqueda de justicia en los crímenes de lesa humanidad cometidos durante el conflicto. No se pierdan! #iwmffellows #Guatemala #HistoriasdePaz
Don Tranquilino, en el asiento de la ventana a mi derecha, regresa a su natal Guatemala después de vivir en San Francisco, California durante 15 años donde trabajó en construcción. Para llegar a casa hizo escala en San Salvador, seguido de un vuelo a Ciudad de Guatemala y le espera un viaje de 8 horas hasta su familia en la zona fronteriza México- Guatemala. *** Escribe Ximena Natera ( @menanatera ) periodista multimedia de México. Esta semana relevo a Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme ) para compartir sobre nuestro viaje de reportería en Guatemala con el Programa Adelante de la IWMF. No se pierdan! Hi! This is Ximena Natera ( @menanatera), visual journalist based in Mexico City. I’m doing a take over for the week to share with you all from our reporting trip in Guatemala. See you around!
These quick, inspiring, full days in El Salvador are over. People have shared beautiful stories with us all over the country, and we're honored to share them with the world. This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme) signing off at 430am on our way to Guatemala. Keep following: the amazing Ximena Natera ( @menanatera) is taking over next! #iwmffellows #elsalvador #guatemala #womenjournos #everydaylatinamerica
Filming from the back of a car during rush hour. . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos
Susana Lopez, 70, marchó hoy para apoyar la despenalización del aborto en El Salvador "para salvar las vidas de mujeres." / Susana López, 70, marched today to support the decriminalization of abortion in El Salvador "to save women's lives." . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos
This morning, actors demonstrate a few of the adolescent deaths as a result of pregnancy complications in El Salvador. In 2016, 21,477 girls between the ages of 10-19 became pregnant here, or 59 girls every 21 minutes. Abortion is absolutely illegal in 3% of countries worldwide, including El Salvador. Women and men of all ages took the streets today urging for reform, especially in cases of rape and when a mother's life could be saved. . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos
A woman reading the paper in the midst of a chaotic rush hour. . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos #everydaylatinamerica #🇸🇻 #canon
"10 plátanos por un dólar" grita constantemente una mujer en un barrio comercial del centro de San Salvador (mientras las periodistas toman un cafecito). / "10 plantains for one dollar" a woman yells as a constant refrain in San Salvador's city center (while a couple of journalists take a coffee break). . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos #panorama #timelapse #everydaylatinamerica
"Mi derecho a la identidad y al nombre no lesiona ningún bien jurídico." No real data exists for trans men in El Salvador. HT El Salvador is the first group for trans men, working to support their community who are also affected by women's issues such as gynecological cancers and pregnancies as a result of rape. . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos
"¿Por qué elegiste el nombre Lola?" "Porque así me pusieron mis abuelos. Soy Dolores. Siempre he tenido un nombre de mujer, así que no tengo tantos problemas como mis amigas." Lola trabaja en ASPIDH (La Asociación Solidaria Para Impulsar El Desarollo Humano), la primera organización trans en El Salvador. Desde su niñez se quedó sin familia y la llevaron a Europa, donde escapó la dictadura de Franco y tuvo aventuras en Francia. Pero dijo que en ningún lugar hay trabajos dignos para la comunidad trans. Regresó a El Salvador porque "es mi país. Cuando llegue pensé que era la única [mujer trans]. Pero somos muchas." "Why did you choose the name Lola?" "Because my grandparents gave me that name. I'm Dolores. I've always had a woman's name, so I don't have as many problems as my friends." Lola works at ASPIDH, the first trans organization in El Salvador. Since her youth she was left without a family and was sent to live in Europe, where she escaped Franco's dictatorship in Spain and had adventures in France. But she says that dignified jobs for the trans community don't exist anywhere in the world. So she returned to El Salvador: "because this is my country. When I arrived I thought I was the only one. But there are lots of us (trans women)." . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos
After her first pregnancy resulted in an emergency delivery and a baby who didn't survive, Guadalupe was handcuffed to a hospital bed for four days. She was then transferred to a jail and sentenced to 30 years for aggravated homicide. That's the sentence women in El Salvador receive for anything the courts deem abortion, even miscarriages. With the help of lawyers and activists, Guadalupe was released after 7 years. She regularly speaks up about the injustice she faced, including on a recent trip to the UN. Here she enjoys a sweet moment with her daughter after today's interview. . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos
Started our first day of reporting in El Salvador. / Ya empezó nuestro primer día de reportajes en El Salvador. ☔️ . . . This is Victoria Bouloubasis ( @thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise ( @monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion. #iwmffellows #elsalvador #womenjournos #bts
As we head back to mainland #Tanzania on our 20 minute flight from Stone Town, we caught a glimpse of the ferry headed to the same destination; the boat ride to Dar Es Salaam will take about 2 hours. It's hard to say goodbye to such a complex and magical place. Thank you for allowing me to share some of the experiences from the African Great Lakes Reporting Fellowship in Zanzibar. Look out for our stories! This is Laylah Amatullah Barrayn ( @LaylahB) signing off! #IWMFfellows #womenjournalists #EastAfrica
A young woman orders a plate of kebabs at the Forodhani night market. The Forodhani night market operates daily, rain or shine and is one of the few places in Stone Town that both tourists and local residents frequently enjoy. This is Laylah Amatullah Barrayn ( @LaylahB) and I'm posting images from our current reporting trip to #Zanzibar. #iwmffellows #Tanzania