ECUADOR – First ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on state responsibility for sexual abuse of adolescents and death of a student in Ecuador

From 2001 to 2002, Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, a student at a public high school in Guayaquil, Ecuador, was sexually harassed and seduced by the vice-principal, after having requested his help to improve her declining academic performance. When she appeared to be pregnant, the vice-principal urged her to terminate the pregnancy and requested the school doctor to provide an abortion. The physician agreed to carry out the procedure, but expected Paola to have sexual … Continued

ECUADOR – Monitoring sexual and reproductive health services during Covid-19: A report

The survey took place online in the 44 days between 17 July and 30 August 2020 during the pandemic in Ecuador. Information was gathered from a diverse group of women, including adolescents, trans and non-binary persons, who from 11 March 2020 tried to access sexual and reproductive health services in Ecuador. There were 512 responses received from 23 provinces. There was no responses received only from the province of Pastaza.

ECUADOR: Forming a coalition to fight for free, legal and safe abortion

Surkuna organized this meeting on 18 May 2019 in Quito. It was attended by more than 50 women from 18 organisations. The overall objective of the meeting was to develop a two-year national action plan for the “Campaign for free, legal and safe abortion” and specifically to seek to achieve progress in women’s access to safe abortions and shift public opinion towards support for the decriminalization of abortion.

LATIN AMERICA – Girls, Not Mothers

The Girls, Not Mothers campaign materials for 28 September 2019 speak to the theme that abortion is a health right. A general video and videos (mp4) on Ecuador, Perú, Guatemala y Nicaragua have the same message – that girls who have been sexually abused need protection, not the obstruction of their rights, and that abortion is a legal health service in most countries in Latin America and can save the lives of girls who have been abused. The … Continued

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