About

Jen Wilton is a journalist, human rights researcher and photographer who is particularly interested in conflict, human rights and the rise of social movements.

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Protest outside Embassy of Guatemala in London, March 2017, demanding justice for dozens of girls killed in a fire at a state-run youth shelter.  Photo by Jen Wilton.

In 2013, Jen co-wrote a series of articles with Liam Barrington-Bush looking at Canadian mining in Mexico as part of an Investigative Journalism Fellowship with The Tyee in Canada. More recently, Jen has worked investigating the arms industry, researched violence against women and spent time in the Calais migrant camp before it was demolished. Jen spends much of her time looking at conflict and violence in Mexico, while balancing this with inspiring examples of community-led change.

Jen’s work has been featured by publications including The Guardian, New Internationalist, Truth Out, Yes! Magazine, The Ecologist, Canadian Dimension, The Tyee, rabble.ca, Media Co-op Canada, Latino Rebels, ROAR magazine, Open Democracy, Contributoria and Upside Down World.

Originally from New Zealand, Jen lives in London, UK and frequently spends time travelling. She has recently worked in countries including Mexico, Canada, the US, Spain, Switzerland, France, South Africa, Kenya and the UK.

Ayotzinapa protest in London
Protest outside the Mexican Embassy in London in January 2015, four months after 43 Ayotzinapa students were abducted. Photo by Jen Wilton.

 

Collaboration

If you are interested in collaborating or sharing the information you find on this site elsewhere, you can get in touch with Jen via twitter (@guerillagrrl) or email (jenwilton at gmail dot com).

Parents of missing Ayotzinapa students UN Geneva
Parents of missing Ayotzinapa students in Mexico speak at UN in Geneva, February 2015. Photo by Jen Wilton. 

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