Girls and boys cannot be affected in internal conflicts. The Ecuadorian State, in the month of October 2019, indiscriminately attacked the civilian population, including children and adolescents, whom the Foundation has been accompanying for the past 6 months, to achieve their recovery.
Today these girls, boys and their families have been able to resignify what happened and re-imagine their life projects.
These are girls and boys in vulnerable situations. Many of them from indigenous communities.
Help us to continue contributing to improve their capacities to recover their identity and hope and for the State to become responsible for violations of their rights and those of their families.
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Ana, Doris and Sara (fictitious names) were victims of sexual abuse. The first two by her teacher at school and Sara, by her mother's partner. Idea Dignidad has carried out psychosocial attention and has taken these cases to judicial and administrative instances. In Ana's case, we have succeeded in getting the aggressor sentenced, and the trial to hold Doris' aggressor still continues. But both girls and their mothers have received psychological support and accompaniment to avoid facing this situation alone. Neither Ana nor Doris are the same since her teacher crossed the boundaries and abused them and other girls of her grade (unfortunately no other father or mother dared to report). As a result of the abuse, Ana was sad, did not sleep and refuses to interact with her classmates. Doris, on the other hand, prefers not to talk about it because of the pain it causes. With the accompaniment of Idea Dignity both have returned to smile and still try to overcome this episode of their lives with support from their mothers.
Sara's 6-year-old situation, on the other hand, is complex. What began as a case of sexual abuse seems to be a crime of sexual exploitation or trafficking. A year has passed and we have not managed to get his mother to take adequate responsibility for what Sara should go by order of the Rights Protection Board, to a reception institution for girls in situations of violence. We will be attentive to ensuring that he or the judge in charge guarantees rights and protects Sara and we will also be attentive so that she and her brothers are protected against all forms of trafficking and exploitation.
Idea Dignidad, continues to protect the rights of girls and boys in situations of violence, for this, our team of professionals in the legal area, provides legal advice and psychosocial support, in order to seek justice and reduce damage to emotional property and physical that cause for example, violence, neglect or neglect by adults. Although the project is not yet funded, the commitment of our organization is sustained.
Our service model is the proposal that guides our actions. We invite you to know our model of attention to victims.
This model has four objectives: restitution of affected rights, resilience (ability to recover from traumatic events), autonomy and, prevent new discrimination.
The caregivers of the girls and boys of the María Campy de Yoder household need new knowledge and new tools for the care of girls and boys from a rights perspective.
To achieve this, we have recently prepared a questionnaire that allows us to identify educational needs.
This questionnaire contains questions to identify the knowledge and practices that caregivers carry out from a focus on the human rights and best interests of the child and those that require learning. Learn some examples of the questions it contains: You can also try to answer some of the questions. We hope that this small example of what we do, you find interesting and continue supporting us.
We designed this project in the month of March and although we have received only 0.07% of the resources, we are not proactive, on the contrary, we continue adding efforts. What have we done?
We met with María Campi Yoder Children's Home for Children at Risk and we plan our first training for their caregivers, which we will do at the beginning of June. Although we will not be able to do the intensive training that we set out to do, we will go slowly but surely.
This May, we will begin by making a diagnosis of the educational needs of the 15 caregivers of the children's home to know what their strengths are and in what subjects they will need more training.
On April 3, Yvonne Salas from the Beyond Belief Organization accompanied us and could see with her own eyes all the needs of the 25 children in this foster home.
We invite you to see the article that our friend in Africa wrote for her blog, after visiting us.
We will not rest until we reach our goal because we know that we are counting on you
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