Update to ECU24494.E of 29 August 1996 on the divorce laws and protection available to women after a divorce including information on the custody and protection of children [ECU25072.E]

Please find attached a translation of a critique on the legal status of divorced women in Ecuador provided the legal coordinator of Alternative Legal Services for the Ecuadorean Centre for Women's Issues (CEPAM, Centro Ecuatoriano para la Promoción y Acción de la Mujer).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Alternative Legal Services, Ecuadorean Centre for Women's Issues (CEPAM,), Quito. n.d. Betty Lillian Vásquez, Legal Coordinator, CEPAM. "The Legal Status of Divorced Women in Ecuador." Translated by the Multilingual Translation Directorate, Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada.