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April 15, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The Human Rights Committee has expressed its concern about the relationship in Ecuador between very high numbers of suicides of young girls and women and the prohibition of abortion: ‘[T]he Committee regrets the State party’s failure to address the resulting problems faced by adolescent girls, in particular rape victims, who suffer the consequences of such acts for the rest of their lives. Such situations are, from both the legal and practical standpoints, incompatible with articles 3, 6 and 7 of the Covenant, and with article 24 when female minors are involved” (para 56-57).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"A Plan International study cited the testimony of public officials who reported that in many cases sexual aggressors compensated violence with payment or exchange of animals, but in some cases victims were forced to marry the aggressors" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, with penalties of 22 to 26 years’ imprisonment. The age of consent is 14" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"On March 1, INEC published the results of an ENEMDU survey that reported nationally 5.5 percent of women in the economically active population were unemployed, while among men, unemployment was 3.6 percent" (p. 34).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The penalty for commercial sexual exploitation of children under the age of 18 is 13 to 16 years in prison" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, with penalties of 22 to 26 years’ imprisonment" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"On June 20, El Telegrafo reported that AfroEcuadorians continued to demand more opportunities in the workforce and complained that employers often would profile them based on their job application photographs. Indigenous and LGBTI individuals also experienced employment discrimination" (p. 34).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"On August 24, the National Assembly approved a series of labor reforms for employees in the public and private sectors to prevent workplace harassment" (p. 33).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"On October 12, the Ministry of Education reported it received 882 complaints of sexual assault in schools between 2014 and 2017, with approximately 64 percent of the cases perpetrated by persons associated with the education system. On June 1, citing UNICEF, El Comercio reported that one of 10 women was sexually abused during childhood" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On June 1, citing UNICEF, El Comercio reported that one of 10 women was sexually abused during childhood" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"According to the law, a prosecutor must investigate the victim’s complaint of domestic abuse before issuing a restraining order" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The law requires public hospitals to provide 'first reception halls' to handle cases of sexual violence and domestic violence. The specialized halls--under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and staffed by physicians, psychologists, and social workers--offer immediate attention to the victim" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"On May 7, El Comercio newspaper reported the average income of women was 27 percent lower than that of men" (p. 34).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is acquired through birth in the country, birth to an Ecuadorian mother or father abroad, or by naturalization." (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The penal code criminalizes sexual harassment and provides for penalties of one to five years in prison" (p. 23)
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The law requires that advertising be produced domestically and prohibits any advertising deemed to be sexist, racist, or discriminatory in nature" (p. 12).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-2

"The country is a destination for Colombian, Peruvian, Paraguayan, and Cuban women and girls exploited in sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and forced begging" (p. 31).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"On June 20, El Telegrafo reported that AfroEcuadorians continued to demand more opportunities in the workforce and complained that employers often would profile them based on their job application photographs. Indigenous and LGBTI individuals also experienced employment discrimination" (p. 34).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"In December 2016 Los Andes online media outlet cited a study by the Ipsos Ibid Consultancy noting that only 'one in 10 general managerial positions was occupied by a woman in Ecuador, while in positions such as vice presidencies the percentage was 20 percent'" (p. 34).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"A Plan International study cited the testimony of public officials who reported that in many cases sexual aggressors compensated violence with payment or exchange of animals, but in some cases victims were forced to marry the aggressors" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Domestic violence is punishable with penalties ranging from four days to seven years in prison. According to the law, a prosecutor must investigate the victim’s complaint of domestic abuse before issuing a restraining order" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide for freedom of internal movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights" (p. 16).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age of marriage is 18" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports that, in some cases, victims waited 10 days or more for a response from the Prosecutor’s Office. The law requires public hospitals to provide 'first reception halls' to handle cases of sexual violence and domestic violence. The specialized halls--under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and staffed by physicians, psychologists, and social workers--offer immediate attention to the victim" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"On October 4, El Telegrafo reported that the Ministry of Labor received 347 complaints from employees about workplace harassment between 2015 and 2017" (p. 33).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, with penalties of 22 to 26 years’ imprisonment" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Based on 2016 statistics, there were 50 judicial units and 78 courts specializing in gender-based violence" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape is punishable with penalties of up to 22 years in prison" (p. 23).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape and domestic violence" (p. 23).