Quito Ecuador: New Text Service on Public Buses to report cases of Sexual Harassment

Posted on March 14, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Latin America Womens Issues

extra.ec reported the first mobile platform to report cases of harassment on the buses of the Quito transport system will operate will be presented this March 13. The initiative, called ‘Bájale al haroso’, is focused on gender equality and the progressive reduction of attacks on women in public space.

The Patronato San José conceptualized this platform, whose experiment will be carried out by the passengers; They can send a text message to 6367 with the word Harassment and the number of the unit in which it travels; This information will be visible on the 120 new buses of the transport system.


The report of harassment by means of a cellular message will arrive at the operations center of the Metropolitan Passenger Transport Company , which will activate a protocol of action. Through a call to the passenger who performs the report by text message, brigades of promoters will accompany the victim to guide him in the different options and tools available to support him. Read Article

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