Stories about Ecuador

June 5, 2018

“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]."

“Start with the basics, with what is the concept of feminism”

"The social struggle, the organizations, collectives, the women’s groups who are constantly conducting this fight are made invisible by media."

“The survivors are not represented, as well as the indirect victims of feminicide”

"The media only sees us as sacks of flesh, as blood, and as victims of violence that offer no resistance to [feminicide]."

“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 term ‘indigenous’ is being represented from an institutional and State perspective”

"The term ‘indigenous’ is being represented [in the word cloud] from an institutional and State perspective, especially in electoral situations that assume democratic, inclusive, and participatory conditions."

“We are people, we are not minorities, and we all have sexual diversity.”

"The word “activism” is also absent, which tells us that the struggles are taking place within collectives, but are not seen as a social demand.."

June 4, 2018

“Esmeraldas is a united town”

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

“My community is still stigmatized..”

"The only way that we can find more narratives and media presence of trans people is by showing the lives of each one."

“Yes, the afro people is music, dance, culture, but it is also a provider of great scientific knowledge”

The Reframed Stories Project asks people to respond to dominant themes in news coverage about themselves or issues that affect them. The stories center on the reflections of persons who...

June 3, 2018

“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."