Key Challenges for children in Ecuador
- More than 60% of people live in poverty in Ecuador, including more than three million children.
- Violence in communities is widespread – around 70% of children are physically punished at home or in school.
- In Ecuador, 31% of young women do not take secondary school graduation examinations – this figure reaches 44% in indigenous areas.
- Almost a third of children suffer from stunted growth caused by malnutrition.