Lorena Ríos Treviño

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Lorena Ríos Treviño is a multimedia reporter formerly based in Egypt and Turkey. She has covered social justice and human-interest stories as a freelance writer in different countries for English and Spanish media. She learned video storytelling at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and became a Video Fellow at The Charlotte Observer. She is passionate about telling stories that spark conversations and inspire fresh takes on old issues. Her work has appeared in Roads and Kingdoms, Al-Jazeera, Newsweek, Vice, El Confidencial, Huck among others. Lorena Rios is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantee. She is working with Heba Dlweti to report on the ways in which stigma stifles sexual education in El Salvador.

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For This Group of Feminists in El Salvador, Change Begins From the Ground Up

La Colectiva serves to protect girls and women from gender-based violence Women at a feminist school organized by La Colectiva in San Salvador. Photos: Courtesy of the author. “In this house, we want a life…

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Así es el feminismo en el país más violento de la región

En este colectivo las mujeres se acompañan y trabajan juntas para combatir los abusos machistas que sufrieron durante años. Pero más allá de las experiencias personales esta comunidad lucha por sus derechos en un proyecto…

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Can sex education make a difference amid El Salvador’s violence, conservatism?

A sex-ed program focusing on respect and gender equity, some hope, could help reduce teen pregnancy, improve girls’ lives and curb gender violence. This centro escolar or school is located along the dividing line that…

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South Sudanese Women Carry Bulk of the Burden in Uganda Refugee Camps

With their husbands fighting in the civil war or struggling to find work, the South Sudanese women staying in Uganda’s refugee camps often find themselves responsible for supporting their families on their own. A woman…

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South Sudan’s protracted refugees in Uganda

Uganda is home to about 400,000 South Sudanese refugees, making it the largest host country in East Africa. Some refugees who have lived in Uganda for up to a decade do not intend to return…