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Ecuador study estimates losses caused by violence against women at US$2 billion per year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new study developed by the German Cooperation, through the Prevention of Violence against Women program, together with Peru's San Martin de Porres University, analyzes the individual, household, community, microenterprise, and governmental costs of violence against women in Ecuador.

According to the document, Ecuador has the second-highest prevalence of violence against women in intimate partner relationships in Latin America. Furthermore, in South America, Ecuador is the second most food-insecure country, after Bolivia. Therefore, violence against women generates costs to the state, families, community, and women who are in circles of violence.

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