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Gabriela Mesones Rojo

Journalist and editorial manager for Caracas Chronicles and Cinco8 and Media analyst for Global Voices. Specialized in covering gender, humanitarian emergencies, LGBTQ communities, migration and sexual and reproductive rights.

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Latest posts by Gabriela Mesones Rojo

WhatsApp is the new tool for Venezuelan feminists during the pandemic

Global Voices interviewed the leads of four projects that aim to help women facing violence during the pandemic.  

How indigenous peoples resist COVID-19 in South America

"In this struggle for life, which dates back to our ancestor's memory, we will continue to demand the fulfillment of our rights."

Venezuelan government stigmatizes and blames returned migrants for COVID-19 spread

“If I could go back to Venezuela, I’d hug my family. But it’s a dangerous road back home, and it’s even more dangerous once we get there”.

Rooftop cultural events allow Venezuelan residents to momentarily escape COVID-19 through art

"We want to dream. We are the generation that fights and loves its community, despite the social conflicts and inequalities, we live in a constant learning process."

US and Venezuelan politicians accuse Maduro of instigating violence during BLM protests

US and Venezuelan politicians believe that President Nicolas Maduro was behind the looting and violent protests during Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the United States.

COVID-19 on the front lines: An interview with Ecuador’s Red Cross

"At the Red Cross we believe in humanity, in alleviating human suffering in every circumstance."

Chilean women proclaim: ‘We are no longer afraid’

"We are tired of the abuse, of the constant violence. Everything we do is questioned, we encountered obstacles over and over again just to live a normal life. It is...

‘For this new generation of women, the public body is political,’ says founder of Chilean feminist political party

Pía Barros is a co-founder of the Feminist Alternative Party, one of the new platforms that emerged in Chile in the wake of the 2019-2020 protests.

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