This week international groups are joining Ecuadoran women and girls to urge the U.N. to press Ecuador’s government to reform its abortion laws. Currently unsafe abortion is the second leading cause of injury in women and girls in the country.
Children of a murdered Mexican woman are haunted by the domestic homicide they witnessed. But the crime remains unsolved, in what the grandmother calls a culture of impunity. The first of two stories on femicide in Mexico.
Taking a foreign reporter and filmmaker to a brothel in a remote town in Ecuador clearly worried a taxi driver. So Dominique Soguel took the precaution of making sure police officers were also on hand.
Women in a Quito jail can languish for years before they see the inside of a courtroom. While they wait, they can earn a certificate and learn a skilled trade. Third of three stories on women in the jail.
Most of the women in a Quito jail were arrested on drug-related charges. A researcher says they reflect a trend in women’s imprisonment that has been developing for decades. Second of three stories about women in the jail.
A Paraguayan was on her way home from Ecuador when a man persuaded her to carry bottles of shampoo on the plane. Now she’s in a Quito detention facility with a growing number of women on drug charges. First of three stories about women in the jail.
In response to emerging studies that raise warnings about the potentially toxic effects of an ingredient in cosmetics, the industry is ramping up efforts to persuade consumers and lawmakers that its products are safe.
After a year in a prison under Ecuador’s indefinite pretrial detention system, one woman managed to return to the United States to tell the tale of what she saw and experienced. A college activist is doing what she can to improve those conditions.