Ecuador: After earthquake, women break down stereotypes in recovery

Posted on October 13, 2016 • Filed under: Earthquake, Ecuador, Latin America Womens Issues

In May, UN Women in Ecuador also organized a training workshop, “Tools for my personal and business development”, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, which provided entrepreneurship skills to 80 women from the nearby Calceta and Rocafuerte communities. “The trainings showed us that we must not fear the crisis but seize the opportunity to support our families,” said Maria Mora, 34, from Calceta, who participated in the training. UN Women is also supporting efforts to strengthen women’s participation in the governance of shelters and training police and security forces to prevent and address gender-based violence. Read Article


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