Desirée Yépez


Desirée Yépez is an award-winning Ecuadorian journalist, fact-checker, and author. Her work has appeared in international media, including Radio Ambulante, El País, Agência Pública, and HuffPost. 

As a reporter, she covers human rights, gender, and vulnerable communities. She is a former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford. 

In 2020, with the support of the International Center for Journalists, she founded Silenciadas, a platform that exposes femicides that occurred during isolation due to the pandemic. In 2022, this initiative was turned into a book.

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