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UNFPA has worked in Ecuador since 1979 to assure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

The Country Program of 2019-2022 is the cooperation agreement established between UNFPA and the Ecuadorian Government. It is a product of the strategic and participatory prioritization of the most important needs and the challenges Ecuador face in order to ensure that its citizens have the opportunity to fully exercise their sexual and repoductive health rights and to live a life free of gender-based violence. 

UNFPA supports the country in development and humanitarian contexts and the focus of action is in three main areas:

Prioritized areas of the UNFPA Ecuador Country Program

Improving the universal access to reliable information and quality comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services for women, adolescents and youth, especially for the most marginalized groups.

Strengthening national capacities to promote the right to a life free of gender-based violence, women’s empowerment and non-violent masculinities to advance gender equality.

Strengthening national and local capacities for the generation, analysis, use and dissemination of high quality disaggregated data for the development of public policies.

Overlapping areas

Supporting laws, policies and programs for adolescents and youth that guarantee their sexual and reproductive rights and access to a life free of gender-based violence.

Prioritizing actions to improve and provide continuity to sexual and preoductive health services and the prevention of gender-based violence in humanitarian situations.