6 out of 10 women in Ecuador have experienced some type of violence based on gender, with indigenous groups showing very high levels (68%), aggravated by discrimination in the labor market and…

Diana Catalina Buitrago Orozco, Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Lorena Levano, Mariana Felicio, Carmelina Moran Salazar |

On World Toilet Day, we raise awareness of the value of safe sanitation for all. We can all recognize the importance of toilets for dignity, health, and safety. But less well known is how valuable…

Jennifer J. Sara, Ndeye Awa Diagne, Nishtha Mehta |

In the Latin American context, cable car helps vulnerable and predominantly low-income populations living in such sites, improving their urban conditions, and increasing access to job…

Irene Portabales González, Lorena Sierra Valdivieso, Damian Saint-Martin, Leonardo Canon Rubiano |

After Sri Lanka, Ecuador ranks currently as the world’s second country to administer the highest daily number of doses per 100 people. To put it simply: hundreds of people in Ecuador will have…

Marcelo Bortman, Aakash Mohpal |

The ability to move independently, comfortably and without interruptions is a basic right, and we must consider all architectural design and adaptability measures which may grant full…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Lorena Sierra Valdivieso, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Gálata Llano |

In the case of COVID-19, the genetic footprint of the virus is shed in the feces of infected individuals and transferred into the wastewater. By measuring the concentration of the viral materials…

Carlo Alberto Amadei, Jean-Martin Brault, Jeremy Veillard, Aakash Mohpal |

Peru and Ecuador living examples of the profound connection between us humans and the marine world from cultural, economic, and livelihood perspectives. For both nations, the ocean offers food,…

José Rehbein, Jorge Barbosa, Gabriela Encalada |

Displaced Venezuelans are certainly in a difficult situation. However, it could become even worse in the medium term once the restrictions imposed by the pandemic are lifted and the flow of…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

With only a decade left to achieve Zero Routine Flaring by 2030, the time to act is now. Here's how.

Zubin Bamji |