Karen Toro

Freelance photographer
     
2022 Jatarishun - National Strike
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Biography: Quito, 1990. My work in the artistic and photographic field is related to issues of human rights, migration, education and gender. My labour is based on the belief in the social importance of photography as a way to relate, make visible and... MORE
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2022 Jatarishun - National Strike
Copyright Karen Toro 2024
Updated Feb 2023
Location Quito, Ecuador
Topics Spotlight
The National Strike that Ecuador experienced in June 2022 was the longest in recent decades. After 18 days of mobilizations throughout the country, hundreds of people arrested, injured and nine people dead, the strike ended once the dialogues between the government and representatives of the indigenous movement and social organizations began.
Inequality, poverty and the high cost of living, as well as violations of human rights and the rights of nature are some of the reasons why people demonstrated.

The photographs of the first 7 days of coverage were taken for LaPeriodica.net and the photographs of the last 11 days were on assignment for Reuters.

El Paro Nacional que vivió Ecuador en junio de 2022 ha sido el más largo de las últimas décadas. Después de 18 días de movilizaciones en todo el país, cientos de personas detenidas, heridas y nueve personas fallecidas se dió finalizado el paro una vez que iniciaron los diálogos entre el gobierno y representantes del movimiento indígena y organizaciones sociales.
La desigualdad, la pobreza y el alto costo de la vida, así como las vulneraciones a los derechos humanos y derechos de la naturaleza son algunas de las razones por las que las personas se manifestaron.

Las fotografías de los primeros 7 días de cobertura fueron hechas para LaPeriodica.net y las fotografías de los últimos 11 días fueron en asignación para Reuters.

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