It is clear that there is still too much gender inequality in women's access to economic opportunities and to actual economic empowerment.
• Limited employment opportunities –gender based segregation
• Lower pay for work of equal value
• Jobs very bad retributed-endemic poverty
• Insecurity- temporality , piecework
• Non exist or poor access to health care, maternity, welfare
• Long working day, extra hours
• High illiteracy rates
For millions of working women labour rights are not respected , or even doesn´t exits.
For more than 20 years I have photographed current affairs related to human rights. Some of these stories, such as child labor exploitation or minors in jail, deliver unquestionable evidence of situations that should be abolished or, at the very least, persecuted.
Documental photography is, for me, a life-affirming attitude, a tool that lets me approach situations that captivate me, preoccupy me, and make me want to participate.
Moreover, as photographer, I work and delve into subjects that transcend present time, but intrigue me for their experience and expose me to other types of lives. Being a freelancer lets me work on personal projects over a long period of time.
My photo stories/reports/projects are distributed by photography agencies--Panos, Laif, Luz Photos--and regularly appear in national and international newspapers.
All images Copyright © Fernando Moleres