The provinces of Pichincha, Guayas, and Manabi concentrate over 50 percent of orphaned children tallies, while Sucumbios and Santo Domingo are the provinces with the highest incidence rate of orphanhood due to femicides.
Between 2014 and 2020, 850 femicides occurred in Ecuador. The researchers highlighted that 455 victims were mothers.
In more than 80 percent of cases, femicides were committed by partners, ex-partners, spouses, or cohabitants.
Green light - the Constitutional Court of #Ecuador rules in favor of decriminalizing abortion for cases of rape and finds articles 149 and 150 of the penal code unconstitutional.