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Members

The foundation was created on January 3, 2013 and was the result of a long process of organizing adolescents and young people in different massive activities so that they have access to art and culture. Consultancies always oriented to this purpose have also been carried out, for example, for the municipality of Quito, the use of parks in activities for recreation and sports for children and adolescents was analyzed in several neighborhoods. Now we want to promote the existence of the Foundation and specialize it in other areas always in relation to childhood and adolescence, but that are framed within a broad concept of violence of all kinds, according to the interests of the new Foundation team, being the commercial sexual exploitation is one of the most important areas that it intends to act on.

Fundacion Quitu Raymi

Contact: Sara Oviedo Fierro
Phone: n/a

Email: Diabluf@gmail.com
Website: n/a

Facts

Ecuador is a country of origin, transit and destination for the trafficking of children, predominantly girls, for the purpose of sexual exploitation. This phenomenon is prominent in border areas, especially in the provinces of Sucumbíos, Carchi and Esmeraldas.

The Government of Ecuador investigated 49 cases concerning child sexual exploitation in 2015.

The sexual exploitation of children through prostitution is widely prevalent in the country and hidden within the adult sex trade; exploiters make direct contact with the child or with a company dedicated to this illegal business.

In 2015, the National Assembly approved a reform of the Civil Code and the legal age of marriage was raised from 12 for girls and 14 for boys, to 18 for both without exception.

Resources

ECPAT International
The Americas – Overview of Child Protection Standards for Travel and Tourism

Year: 2020

ECPAT International
Ecuador – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2010

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Analisis Situacional Sobre la Explotacion Sexual Comercial en Ninas, Ninos y Adolescentes en Ecuador

Year: 2016

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Partial

Passive extraterritoriality is provided for crimes included in international conventions ratified by Ecuador that account for gross violations of human rights. It is unclear whether this disposition includes all SEC-related crimes. Double criminality is not required.

Extradition requires a minimum gravity of one year of imprisonment (including all SEC-related crimes) as well as the double criminality principle. Ecuadorian nationals cannot be extradited.

SECTT Legal Checklist Ecuador, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

No

There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks nor legislation prohibiting convicted sex offenders to hold positions involving or facilitating contact with children. The national legislation prohibits requesting background checks to any job applicant in the public and private sector.

SECTT Legal Checklist Ecuador, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

Ecuador has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the OPIC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

Ecuador has not ratified the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist Ecuador, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

No

There are no child protection standards for the travel and tourism industry in place.

SECTT Legal Checklist Ecuador, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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