Survivors of violence that support victims

by Fundacion Idea Dignidad
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Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims
Survivors of violence that support victims

From an art therapy approach, it is said that dealing with complex problems requires creative answers. Surviving gender-based violence also requires women to enhance their entire creative capacity.

The women you see in the photographs have already made the most important decision: break the silence and after breaking it, seek our legal and psychosocial accompaniment.

 

That's why they seek our support, that's why they come together and learn, so they paint the walls with their dreams, their goals and in the hope that one day, they and their sons and daughters, will live free of violence.

Now your support remains critical.

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In the context of the current COVID 19 pandemic, and after confinement, the situations of violence against women, girls and boys have increased, since the victims are at the mercy of their perpetrators and the State institutions that are regularly deficient , have further reduced their attention span and response capacity.

In contrast, organizations such as Idea Dignidad have had to increase their intervention capacity for the legal and psychosocial accompaniment of women, girls and boys who are in situations of violence.

We share one of these testimonies.

The name of the victim has been protected to protect his safety.

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Since October 2109, Idea Dignidad, provides legal and psychosocial advice and support, through which it seeks to increase the conditions of protection of the dignity and rights of people affected by violence by government authorities, during the national strike lived in October 2019. We carry out this accompaniment both for people and for the main affected communities. We have focused on psychosocial recovery and legal advice with the aim of demanding reparation. This work is carried out in various areas on the periphery of Quito, in Pichincha and eastern Ecuador. The psychosocial effects of isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic are now added to the damage suffered during the strike. In the context of the current situation of COVID-19, the attention of cases to women and families with sons and daughters has been carried out mainly by virtual means and by telephone. Due to the mandatory isolation by COVID-19, decreed in Ecuador since March 16, violence against women, as well as against children, has increased, due to the increased time spent living with their aggressors. In addition to physical violence, the recurrent forms of psychological violence are, for example, situations of coercion, devaluation, disqualification for having lost a job, for having physical or psychological ailments or ailments, constituting the family environment in an environment of aggression and not in a space of mutual support. Inequalities in family responsibilities have also increased, since confinement alone does not generate a redistribution of tasks by gender and it is women and girls who historically have carried out the work of caring for sons, daughters, husbands, partners permanent, elderly, grandchildren, people with disabilities, etc.


As is known, also the majority of cases of abuse and sexual violence against women and girls occur in the family environment, in such a way that the context of impunity derived from the precarious capacity of institutional judicial assistance or foster homes during the isolation is increased. This sexual violence, the economic recession and the limitations to access contraceptives suggest that the rate of unwanted pregnancies will also increase, in adult women and in girls and adolescents.

 

The economic situation of families whose subsistence depended on informal work is also a risk factor, since leaving during isolation carries legal sanctions (fines and arrests) and not doing so increases the precariousness of income and economic dependence of their aggressors (couples or ex-partners). Likewise, the rate of payment of alimony has decreased during the pandemia, according to the SUPA data, which again affects the exercise of rights and the well-being of children. It is also expected that the negative impact of these risk factors will continue even after the end of the isolation measures, since distancing brings similar restrictions to the current ones, and it is difficult for the economic system to reactivate in the short term or, that institutionality overcome the structural gaps and limitations that it already had before the pandemic.

 

Despite this panorama, there are women who gain strength and go to social organizations and justice institutions to denounce and recover from the violence that affects them or their sons and daughters, however, most of them do it as an individual exercise of rights, supported by few people in their environment and by some institutions specialized in violence such as Idea Dignidad. The assistance that will continue to be provided will be direct to the victims, by virtual means during the isolation and in person as soon as security measures allow it.

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Within the framework of the project for survivors of violence that support victims, we continue making efforts to continue serving victims of violence so that they become subjects of rights.

 

As a product of the work of the last 2 years, the Foundation has carried out:

  • Legal support to 50 cases of violation of rights
  • Psychosocial support to 40 people victims of violence and violations of their rights.Of these, 70% are women and 20% are girls and boys.
  • 400 people have also been trained in rights and comprehensive care (public servants and civil society).

 

On November 8 Idea Dignidad participated in the day of the French volunteer, where he promoted his actions.

 

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A Women's Circle is a space to give us that time of connection with a coincidence that seems almost impossible to achieve in today's society in which the rush, stress and mask of the "super woman" prevail.

 

It is not just an agreed meeting of friends who come together to talk about their things. It is a decision and a personal experience in which each woman faces in a mirror, through her eyes, with another in essence, without labels or labels with that uniqueness that is recognized, without hierarchies.

 


It was made on July 8

The images speak for themselves.

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Fundacion Idea Dignidad

Location: Quito, Pichincha - Ecuador
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