The Government of Ecuador, with assistance from IOM, launched a comprehensive sensitisation campaign against gender-based violence including discussions, radio broadcasts, film screenings and workshops. The campaign took place in a region of the country hosting displaced populations from Colombia and reached over 3,000 people. In addition, workshops and training on gender-based violence prevention were organised for government officials, and psychosocial support and family therapy sessions were provided to over 1,500 migrant women and their families.
Theme: Integration and Participation
GCM Objective: 3, 7, 14
The Government of Ecuador adopted its National Plan on Human Mobility in 2018. The plan's objective is to enshrine constitutional principles of human mobility into its inter-sectoral public policies. It also emphasises migrant rights through a gender perspective, with an emphasis on priority groups, like migrant women.
Theme: Violence and Vulnerabilities
GCM Objective: 7, 14
Afro-Ecuadorians and Afro-Colombian refugees use traditional arrullo rhythms and song to open a conversation about gender-based violence. The rhythmic drumbeat starts up, the maracas join, and singer Olaise Cortéz sways as she takes aim at a devastating issue that is too often shrouded in silence – gender-based violence.