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“Sometimes to be silent is to lie”

Miguel Unamuno

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#canada#onassignment Back to the land of my #childhood...so much space... ... ...

August 17th, 2018  ·  

#Repost @storytell_hers
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If you can’t imagine what it must be like to be in the centre of a warzone, then read our latest Her Story: Kate Holt (link in bio). *

Kate is an award-winning photojournalist who’s spent time in countries like Afghanistan and Somalia documenting the fight against Islamic terrorism and the toll it takes on civilian life. She’s travelled to countless refugee camps across Africa and the Middle East and captured heart-breaking stories of survival. Her work often highlights the violence women are subject to every day; through her investigative work she’s uncovered the trafficking of young girls from Eastern Europe into the UK, the raping of female refugees in Mogadishu by Somali soldiers, and the sexual abuse of young girls in the Congo by United Nations Peacekeepers. *

Her hard-hitting photos appear regularly across all the major British broadsheet newspapers, the BBC, global news agencies, and charity platforms such as Unicef, ActionAid and Médecins Sans Fronitères. She explains to Storytellhers how she balances empathy with emotional distance to safeguard her own sanity, “I don’t go to a war-zone to do first aid, I go there to report on it”; how “huge mistakes” were made in Afghanistan; how she often witnesses “the extraordinary strength that women have when they are determined to look after their young”; and how charities need to have “more regulation and accountability when things go wrong”. *

It’s an extraordinary insight into a profession that keeps us in the privileged west informed, engaged, and inspired into action. *

@kateholtphoto #photojournalism #awardwinningphotographer #africa #somalia #middleeast #afghanistan #war #refugees #bravewomen #vulnerablechildren
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August 16th, 2018  ·  

#India #breatfeedingweek Repost from @jhpiego Through the Helping Mothers Survive program, nurses and midwives learn the skills for a safe and healthy delivery. They share with new moms how best to care for their babies—and that breastmilk is best!
Photo Credit: @kateholtphoto#wbw2018 #breastfeeding #breastfeedingweek #maternalhealth #womeninohotography #womenempowerment #toldwithexposure #reportagespotlight
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August 2nd, 2018  ·  

#Afghanistan #midwifery. In light of yesterday's horrific attack of a midwifery school in #jalalabad am reposting this photo I took on behalf of Jhpiego who do incredible work. Midwives in Afghanistan reach far-flung communities and untold thousands of women who otherwise would give birth without skilled care. These are courageous midwives who face danger daily to deliver lifesaving care. We stand with them now and always.

Photo Credit: @kateholtphoto
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July 30th, 2018  ·