Country Ecuador
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence

Brief Description

Article 35 of the Constitution adopted in 2008, and amended in 2011, includes the following provisions: Elderly persons, girls, children and adolescents, pregnant women, persons with disabilities, persons in prison and those who suffer from disastrous or highly complex diseases shall receive priority and specialized care in the public and private sectors. The same priority care shall be received by persons in situations of risk, victims of domestic and sexual violence, child mistreatment, natural or manmade disasters. The State shall provide special protection to persons who are doubly vulnerable.

Source of Information

Constitution of Ecuador 2008 (amended in 2011), UN Women Constitutional Database

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