Author(s): Equity for Children and A Chance In Life
Language: English, Spanish
Equidad para La Infancia / Equity for Children and A Chance In Life released a series of brief, powerful videos about life during the pandemic for some of the most vulnerable communities in Latin America. Women across Argentina, Guatemala, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Mexico were interviewed to give voice to the challenges they and their children face in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The En Primera Persona (In First Person) project shines a light on individual experiences and the pandemic’s acute and pervasive effects on families living in overcrowded households often lacking basic services and whose parents are now underemployed or unemployed. Through personal conversations with women, the testimonials explore the challenges of gender violence, unemployment and hunger that have been worsened by the pandemic. The series also speaks to the ways in which communities are working to counter the effects of COVID-19 and help families in need.