Author: Desirée Viteri Almeida

Decriminalization Of Abortion In Case Of Rape In Ecuador

On April 28, 2021, with seven votes in favor and two against, the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court gave way to the decriminalization of abortion in case of rape. Judges Hernán Salgado Pesdamientos, Daniela Salazar, Ramiro Ávila, Karla Andrade, Agustín Grijalva, Alí ​​Lozada and Enrique Herrería voted in favor of decriminalization, while

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Guillermo Lasso: Winner Of Ecuador’s 2021 Presidential Elections

Sunday, April 11, was an extremely important electoral day for Ecuador since a large part of the country’s future was at stake. Ecuadorians deserved transparent and reliable elections; the mistakes made in the first round simply could not be repeated. Ecuadorians voted with responsibility demonstrating we are capable of being

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Social Determinants Of Health

One of the most appropriate ways to address issues regarding Medicine is to carry out an analysis of health problems through the approach of social and economic determinants of health. A study proposed by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana established that despite the theoretical advances and the evidence collected on the

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2021 Elections In Ecuador

Last Sunday, Ecuador’s elections were held, with the voting process beginning at 07:00 am. 13 million Ecuadorians debated between the duty of voting and the fear due to coronavirus. Being in the midst of a pandemic, the scenario was complex. Besides, in these elections, we had the largest presidential ballot

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Equiterra

Equiterra is a place where all people enjoy the same rights and opportunities, regardless of their gender. “We have found a country that has achieved gender equality!” is the motto with which UN Women has launched a beautiful initiative aimed at girls and boys. It consists of visualizing a nation

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Women In Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic is an international public health crisis that is still threatening the entire world. Gender inequalities continue to be a critical challenge for society, including the healthcare area. In this pandemic, millions of women have been the ones who have been on the front line to face COVID-19.

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United States Election 2020

Elections in the United States are undoubtedly one of the most significant events in the world. Over the course of this week, these elections have not allowed many of us to sleep properly. It is no wonder that they have been loaded with uncertainty and hesitation. Will Republican Donald Trump

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The Pandemic Of Gender-Based Violence

COVID-19 has accentuated pre-existing social, political, and economic inequalities. In particular, women have been disproportionately affected. The pandemic’s immediate effects on gender inequality are present in multiple spheres, ranging from health and education to unpaid care work and gender-based violence. This places several of the past decade’s advances in gender

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Kamala Harris: USA’s Next Vice-President?

“Black women and women of color have long been underrepresented in elected office and in November we have an opportunity to change that. Let’s get to work”, stated Kamala Harris. Now, she has the chance to change some things for good as she campaigns to become the next vice-president of

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Impact Of COVID-19 On Women And Girls In Sports

Undoubtedly, COVID-19 has impacted the entire population on a global scale in various ways. Due to gender inequalities, one of the aspects where the COVID-19 pandemic has had the greatest impact on women and girls has been in sports. The social impact of CoVID19 on the performance of physical activity

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COVID-19, Violence Against Women, And Femicide In Latin America

Restrictions on staying at home, as well as other measures that limit the free transit of people, have caused an increase in gender-based violence in Latin America. For millions of women around the globe, the measures that force them to stay at home to protect them against COVID-19 are otherwise

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Why Is It Necessary To Have A Gender-Responsive Approach To Face COVID-19?

The emergency derived from COVID-19 is causing specific impacts on women and it is deepening existing gender inequalities. This health emergency is exacerbating structural gender issues, as well as the intersecting dimensions of structural discrimination such as race, class, age, sexual identities, disabilities, migrant status, pregnancy, among others worsening the

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Female Leadership In Response To The Current Global Pandemic

Gender should not be at all a factor that should affect the ability of a person to be a good leader. Leadership must depend solely on the strengths of the personality and character of each individual. However, in many cases, women are not encouraged in the same way as their

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Unwanted Effects Of The COVID-19 On Violence Against Women

As stated by the World Health Organization, the current global pandemic of COVID-19, has affected the lives of all people regardless of borders. The Coronavirus constitutes a life-threatening illness that has already caused thousands of deaths and has left many people vulnerable, especially in conflict-affected areas. The pandemic has created

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Covid-19: The Pandemic That Threatens The Entire World

The coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, has spread with impressive speed. For this reason, since Wednesday, March 11, it was declared a pandemic. The pandemic, which emerged in December in China, has completely changed the life of many people around the entire planet. Some people underestimated the dimension of this

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Women Strike 2020 On International Women’s Day

Every year on International Women’s Day, vast numbers of women around the world march for women’s rights. These strikes have different objectives in every country; in Latin American countries, the strikes were a  protest against sexist violence in all its forms and expressions: sexual, social, cultural, political and economic. To

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“Be A Lady They Said”

“Be a Lady They Said” is a feminist video that has recently gone viral. The video is intense, and it deals with the unnecessary social sexist pressures women face every day. On it, American actress Cynthia Nixon discusses the phrases and comments that women listen to and put up with

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Chhaupadi Practice: A Killer And Dangerous Tradition Against Women

Even in the 21st century, stigmas know no borders and unfortunately, in several countries’ women must face very cruel realities since the world is full of myths that stigmatize menstruation. In many cultures in Asia, being a woman affects the way of life according to the civilization or ethnic group

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