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May, 2018

Stories from May, 2018

31 May 2018

“We ask for responsibility in the treatment of the news about feminicide”

"We ask for responsibility in the treatment of the news, which is more than just facts and figures. It is about a woman who suffered and died because of violence."

“Above all to treat the issue with humanity”

"The current reality shown by this word cloud for feminicide reflects the lack of awareness about the issue.."

“The processes of resistance are not visible within the word cloud ‘criminalization’ of protest”

"Criminalization has been one way of denouncing repression, discrimination, and any form of physical, legal, and symbolic violence by the State on the population and other popular groups."

“The word ‘indigenous,’ is rather like an imposed word…”

"The word ‘indigenous,’ is rather like an imposed word, a word recognized as external and curiously also devoid of other signs of tension, crisis, and violence...'

30 May 2018

“Communication can help raise awareness about our cause as the Mapuche Nation and People”

" I think the main words of the [Mapuche] people are ‘culture,’ ‘Newen,’ or land, ‘spiritual,’ ‘spirituality,’ ‘worldview,’ ‘society,’ as well as ‘autonomy,’ and ‘language’ since we are a Nation."

“We are looking for equality, but we are also aiming for equity.”

"Especially at a local level, I would want the words “black feminism” to be present."

“Esmeraldas is a united town”

"When talking about the 'border,' I’d say tranquility, respect, equality, and peace above all else."

“There are some areas (of Esmeraldas) that are in conflict, but that's not the entire province.”

"Diversity, growth, rights, plurality, versatility, love, peace, unity, and other [words] fit within our town’s identity."

29 May 2018

“We (the youth) are the priority. Although not everyone wants to see it that way, that is the reality.”

Youth should be represented with words "like future, charismatic, cheerful, honest."

“The youth are a majority. We are living in a new era, and it's our time.”

"I think words such as inclusion, youth contribution to society, the new political youth should be [represented in the media]."

“They would like to tell people what they experienced during the natural disaster that struck the city.”

"...we cannot talk about bad things when there are also many good things done by us [young people] in Esmeraldas."

28 May 2018

“They shouldn’t see indigenous peoples only in terms of development, they shouldn't see us exclusively as projects.”

"I believe that not understanding the diverse initiatives that indigenous peoples offer can have harmful effects for our permanency in the territories."

“We are not only victims, we are not only a minority, we are indigenous women”

"...we are indigenous women, we are culture, we are tradition, we are land autonomy, we are protectors and the guarantee that we conserve Mother Nature."