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Next up, Beto Soto (@betosotophoto) shares pieces from his project, #UNDOCUQUEER: Stories from Border Town, which explores the resilience of undocumented Americans who are also members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Thanks to Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) for sharing images from his “War Mapu” project with us.


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The results are in—harm reduction works. To learn more about why the case for harm reduction policies is stronger than ever, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #harmreduction #harmreductionsaveslives


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Ruben Collío was the longtime coparent and partner of the late Macarena Valdés. Following her death, he has continued to raise their children while also carrying on her fight for the fundamental rights of the Mapuche people.
In August 2016, Macarena Valdés, a member of Chile’s Mapuche people who was in the midst of a fight with state-sponsored corporations that wanted to remove her from her land, was found dead in her home. While Chilean authorities claimed her death was a suicide, an independent second autopsy proved this to be untrue. In this series, the photographer Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) shares images from his “War Mapu” project, which is about Valdés and the movement in her honor. For more, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #mapuche #wallmapu #justiciaparamacarenavaldes #chile #weareindigenous #somosindígenas #landrightsnow #ñukemapu #warmapu


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Francisco, seen here swimming, is one of the late Macarena Valdés's sons. He was 11-years-old when he came home to find her body.
In August 2016, Macarena Valdés, a member of Chile’s Mapuche people who was in the midst of a fight with state-sponsored corporations that wanted to remove her from her land, was found dead in her home. While Chilean authorities claimed her death was a suicide, an independent second autopsy proved this to be untrue. In this series, the photographer Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) shares images from his “War Mapu” project, which is about Valdés and the movement in her honor. For more, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #mapuche #wallmapu #justiciaparamacarenavaldes #chile #weareindigenous #somosindígenas #landrightsnow #ñukemapu #warmapu


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The recent acquittal of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo, who was charged with war crimes, is yet another reminder of why the International Criminal Court—an essential institution for the protection of human rights and international law—nevertheless is in serious need of reform. To learn more about this disappointing outcome, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #internationalcriminalcourt #ICC #laurentgbagbo


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One of Macarena Valdés’s sons stands outside their home, beneath a flag bearing a Mapuche symbol.
In August 2016, Macarena Valdés, a member of Chile’s Mapuche people who was in the midst of a fight with state-sponsored corporations that wanted to remove her from her land, was found dead in her home. While Chilean authorities claimed her death was a suicide, an independent second autopsy proved this to be untrue. In this series, the photographer Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) shares images from his “War Mapu” project, which is about Valdés and the movement in her honor. For more, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #mapuche #wallmapu #justiciaparamacarenavaldes #chile #weareindigenous #somosindígenas #landrightsnow #ñukemapu #warmapu


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“We must follow her example," says Rubén Collío, the late Macarena Valdés's longtime partner and coparent. “Out of respect for her, we have to get back on our feet, we have to rethink—and keep fighting.”⠀

In August 2016, Macarena Valdés, a member of Chile’s Mapuche people who was in the midst of a fight with state-sponsored corporations that wanted to remove her from her land, was found dead in her home. While Chilean authorities claimed her death was a suicide, an independent second autopsy proved this to be untrue. In this series, the photographer Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) shares images from his “War Mapu” project, which is about Valdés and the movement in her honor. For more, please follow the link in our bio.⠀

#opensociety #mapuche #wallmapu #justiciaparamacarenavaldes #chile #weareindigenous #somosindígenas #landrightsnow #ñukemapu #warmapu


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Francisco Collío Valdés was 11-years-old when he came home to find his mother's body.
In August 2016, Macarena Valdés, a member of Chile’s Mapuche people who was in the midst of a fight with state-sponsored corporations that wanted to remove her from her land, was found dead in her home. While Chilean authorities claimed her death was a suicide, an independent second autopsy proved this to be untrue. In this series, the photographer Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) shares images from his “War Mapu” project, which is about Valdés and the movement in her honor. For more, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #mapuche #wallmapu #justiciaparamacarenavaldes #chile #weareindigenous #somosindígenas #landrightsnow #ñukemapu #warmapu


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The Ralco dam, which was built during the 1990s, was one of the first points of conflict between the post-Pinochet Chilean government and the Mapuche people. Two Mapuche communities were forced off their land during its construction.
In August 2016, Macarena Valdés, a member of Chile’s Mapuche people who was in the midst of a fight with state-sponsored corporations that wanted to remove her from her land, was found dead in her home. While Chilean authorities claimed her death was a suicide, an independent second autopsy proved this to be untrue. In this series, the photographer Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) shares images from his “War Mapu” project, which is about Valdés and the movement in her honor. For more, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #mapuche #wallmapu #justiciaparamacarenavaldes #chile #weareindigenous #somosindígenas #landrightsnow #ñukemapu #warmapu


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Large majorities of young, sexually active Kazakhstani citizens are not using contraception—with predictable results. To learn more about what Open Society is doing to support Kazakhstan's young people's right to make informed decisions about their health, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #kazakhstan #adolescenthealth #sexeducation #reproductivehealth #girlseducation #SRHR #UyatEmeskz #половое_просвещение_kz #SexEd_kz #подросткиКазахстана #молодежьказахстана @sfkazakhstan


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In the first photograph, we see a forest that has been preserved by the Mapuche people. In the second, we see the results of the work done by Arauco, an industrial firm which, like many such firms, has received support from the Chilean government.⠀ In August 2016, Macarena Valdés, a member of Chile’s Mapuche people who was in the midst of a fight with state-sponsored corporations that wanted to remove her from her land, was found dead in her home. While Chilean authorities claimed her death was a suicide, an independent second autopsy proved this to be untrue. In this series, the photographer Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) shares images from his “War Mapu” project, which is about Valdés and the movement in her honor. For more, please follow the link in our bio.⠀

#opensociety #mapuche #wallmapu #justiciaparamacarenavaldes #chile #weareindigenous #somosindígenas #landrightsnow #ñukemapu #warmapu


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Macarena Valdés's children and partner pose for a family portrait, leaving a space for her memory.
In August 2016, Macarena Valdés, a member of Chile’s Mapuche people who was in the midst of a fight with state-sponsored corporations that wanted to remove her from her land, was found dead in her home. While Chilean authorities claimed her death was a suicide, an independent second autopsy proved this to be untrue. In this series, the photographer Alberto Barba Pardal (@alberto_barba_pardal) shares images from his “War Mapu” project, which is about Valdés and the movement in her honor. For more, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #mapuche #wallmapu #justiciaparamacarenavaldes #chile #weareindigenous #somosindígenas #landrightsnow #ñukemapu #warmapu


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