Quito, Pichincha

“In 1985, it was impossible for a low-income woman in Ecuador get a divorce. At that time, there was no legal access to child support or acknowledgment of paternity. We organized ourselves with a group of women to create the “Alternative Judicial Departments”. Sometimes women would ask us to let them spend the night on newspapers in our office because they feared being killed.”.

Rosario Gómez Santos