Stories about Ecuador
‘Women’s role in science is vital': An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño
"We cannot afford to lose half of the scientific talent due to lack of gender equity."
"We aren't inherently vulnerable; it's the State that makes these populations vulnerable."
"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."
More than 550 people registered for a hackathon to find solutions for Ecuador's post-COVID-19 future.
"At the Red Cross we believe in humanity, in alleviating human suffering in every circumstance."
"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."
"I’ve tried to leave my partner a few times, but he became the centre of my universe. That’s why, despite everything, I stay with him".
Around 500 migrants are arriving at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta every day intending to return to Venezuela. As of April 15, a total of 34,000 people had passed...
Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March, the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.
"Some arrived with very low self-esteem and are now more confident and have started to feel more optimistic about their future."
"Quichua was for me a language with which I cohabited, but I didn’t really know."
Networks are down in Turkey, Iraq and Ecuador; US tech companies are cutting off Venezuelans; and gatekeepers continue holding back content related to Hong Kong protests.
Digital privacy tools draw suspicion in the US and Ecuador, India tackles Tiktok, and a Chinese man learns that facial recognition works -- even while you’re sleeping.
"Satya, Helen, and Nicola, through their dream of having the tender happiness of a family, broke barriers of exclusion and established the legitimate presence of the diverse human condition."
Reaching a peace agreement that puts an end to one of the oldest conflicts in the hemisphere is complicated by the murder of three members of the newspaper El Comercio.
"A silent, sad vigil…strongly felt. Tonight, we journalists and friends of the three kidnapped colleagues meet at Plaza Grande"
“We are about to celebrate 20 years since the decriminalization of homosexuality, but we must decriminalize homosexuality in people’s minds and hearts..."
The legal context that seeks justice for "de-homosexualization clinics" is insufficient in combating the impunity that protects those responsible for facilitating the existence of these centers of forced confinement.
20 Years After the Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Ecuador, the LGBTI Community Continues to Be Punished
In the first part of this series, we gather testimonies that show how the forced confinement of LGBTI people contradicts recent legal evolutions that affirm citizens' rights.
How Indigenous Communities Are Using Data to ‘Reframe’ Their Narratives Through Digital Storytelling
"Tools of this kind can become an element to analyze our communication work and guide us in choosing the best way to respond to the information generated by traditional media."