Las Comadres Ecuador writes: On 2 April 2018 our fanpage of Las Comadres, a network that accompanies women who seek safe abortion, was taken down from Facebook. We have carried out the relevant procedures in collaboration with organisations that work on the issue of digital rights and the page was reinstated a week later. The reason given for taking down the page is the same one as has been used in the past – that … Continued
Las Comadres, the name of a group which loosely translates as The Godmothers, or Very Close Friends, is a feminist group whose members accompany women through an abortion and provide them with medical and legal information. In July 2017, they ran their first national workshop on accompanying abortion. The workshop, attended by 45 women, focused on legal, medical and psychological issues women may face, and how to be prepared for them. The most important … Continued
According to the non-governmental organizations who attended the Committee hearings and presented shadow reports, the State did not answer the experts’ questions on issues such as freedom of expression, human trafficking, and women’s rights, among others. This information must be sent, in writing, by the Ecuadorian State to the Committee.