14 November 2016
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Dr. José Luis Palma Vélez aboard the "Health Canoe," a water ambulance that transports pregnant women to the nearest health centre. © UNFPA/Jose Antonio Guayasamin
SUCUMBÍOS, Ecuador – Margarita Mamallacta’s village, in a remote Ecuadorian district on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, was not always a safe place for mothers. Pregnant women in the indigenous communities here, in... Read more
27 May 2016
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MANABI, Ecuador – After her home was destroyed on 16 April, by the first, and largest, of the three devastating earthquakes to hit Ecuador in the span of one month, Jeanette Reyes, age 29, couldn’t take long to mourn... Read more
8 February 2010
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NEW YORK — Nearly all young women in Azerbaijan (99 per cent) say they have experienced physical abuse. Nearly half (45 per cent) of young Turkish women believe that wife beating may be justified for reasons such as... Read more
21 July 2005
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Although all individuals have the right to reproductive health, exercising this right can be problematic. In Ecuador, user's committees have been formed to make sure both clients and providers understand the... Read more
20 July 2005
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A number of events, held by UNFPA and its partners on World Population Day, 11 July, raised awareness of population and development issues worldwide. These activities revolved around gender equality – this year’s theme... Read more
21 July 2005
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In towns across Ecuador, communities are finding that equipping young people with information about reproductive health and sexuality can have profound consequences. An adolescent reproductive health project has... Read more
21 July 2005
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Indigenous people are disproportionately among the poorest of the poor. Often they are marginalized by language, location and cultural beliefs and practices. An innovative project has managed to give the Quecha-speaking... Read more
1 October 2007
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ORELLANA PROVINCE, Ecuador — Widman Jimenez, a farmer in Ecuador’s fertile, but sometimes tumultuous Amazon region, has the intensity of someone who is driven by a cause. He is, in fact, an activist engaged in the... Read more
26 January 2006
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OTAVALO, Ecuador — Indigenous communities in Ecuador, as elsewhere in Latin America, tend to be impoverished and marginalized. Though Quechua-speaking natives represent 12 per cent of Ecuador’s 13.2 million people, all... Read more
10 August 2007
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QUITO, Ecuador — More women than ever are part of the job market in Latin America and the Caribbean – 33 million entered into the labour force between 1990 and 2004. However, their participation is limited by their... Read more