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Stories about Ecuador

Ecuador's transgender community decries lack of government aid during pandemic

"We aren't inherently vulnerable; it's the State that makes these populations vulnerable."

Support networks essential to safely leave violent partners during Ecuador's lockdown

"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence made more difficult during Ecuador's quarantine

"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".

Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home

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...

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

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.

In Ecuador, an old family home is revamped as a residence for young mothers

"Some arrived with very low self-esteem and are now more confident and have started to feel more optimistic about their future."

Quichua, a language that sets us free

"Quichua was for me a language with which I cohabited, but I didn’t really know."

Netizen Report: Iraq and Ecuador face network shutdowns amid public protests

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.

Netizen Report: If protecting your privacy is ‘part of a conspiracy,’ then we’re all in big trouble

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.

In Ecuador, a young girl wins the right to have the surnames of both her mothers

"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."

Kidnapping and murders as Ecuador and Colombia's border crisis heightens

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.

Kidnapping of Ecuadorian Journalists Shows Colombia’s Peace Process Is Far from Over

"A silent, sad vigil…strongly felt. Tonight, we journalists and friends of the three kidnapped colleagues meet at Plaza Grande"

Societal Attitudes Are the Primary Threat Against Sexual and Gender Minorities in Ecuador

“We are about to celebrate 20 years since the decriminalization of homosexuality, but we must decriminalize homosexuality in people’s minds and hearts..."

Ecuador's Judicial System Leaves Crimes of Torture Against the LGBTQ Community Unpunished

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." 

Searching for ‘indios’ in Ecuador and Venezuela: A Lesson in Language and Data

What happens when the data doesn’t support the story we first set out to tell?

In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

In Ecuador, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku has been leveraging the power of digital technologies to share their own narratives about the long-standing struggle over land rights.

Peruvian Sportscaster's Racist Comments Trigger Outrage Across Two Countries

"The media has a great responsibility in society, to not repeat stereotypes, not amplify them, and not to replicate racist actions."

A Photographer Shines Light on the Abuse Women Suffer at Illegal ‘Conversion Therapy’ Clinics in Ecuador

"My first thought was that it could be me held there and told that, as a gay woman, I needed to change."

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