Guidance

Domestic violence in Ecuador

If you are a victim of domestic violence you can seek emergency assistance.

Documents

Domestic Abuse Information Leaflet

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Domestic abuse can affect anyone regardless of gender, nationality, age or social background, and is not limited to acts of physical violence. It can include a range of other abusive behaviours such as psychological, sexual, emotional, verbal or financial.

Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution states that everyone has the right to personal integrity and to live a life free of violence.

A freephone (1800 828282) and Smartphone App (Junt@s) have been implemented for guidance on gender violence.

The British Embassy takes any report on domestic violence seriously. Our staff will be polite, patient, sensitive and non-judgmental. Although the British Embassy cannot represent you legally or give legal advice, we can accompany you to report the incident, help you get guidance from a competent authority or support group (medical procedures, local police, protection measures, etc) and help you contact friends and family, if you wish.

Published 20 April 2018