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.