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The fight for gender equality continues in the Women's Revolution 2023

International Women's Day is celebrated every March 8, a date that symbolizes the fight for equality, participation, and empowerment of women in all areas of society. The 8M movement has strengthened over time, with the participation of groups, associations, foundations, NGOs, and women in general who continue to fight to eradicate gender violence, the wage gap, and inequalities in all its forms.


The fight for gender equality is an issue that benefits all of society and as long as effective equality is not achieved, International Women's Day will continue to be celebrated. This day was established by the United Nations Organization in 1975, although its celebration dates back a long time. The chronology and background of 8M show us a constant struggle of more than a hundred years of history in which fundamental rights have been claimed, such as the right to vote, the right to hold positions of responsibility in politics and society in general, the right to work and study, among others.


In Ecuador, women have fought for their rights for a long time, from pre-Columbian times to the present day. In 1924 the first feminist organization in the country was created, the Ecuadorian Women's Center, and in 1946 women obtained the right to vote. In addition, Ecuadorian culture highly values the family, and women play a fundamental role in its care and maintenance.


Ecuador's cultural diversity has allowed women from indigenous and Afro-descendant communities to transmit their traditions and beliefs, which has enriched Ecuadorian culture and allowed the preservation of valuable cultural heritage. Ecuadorian women have also demonstrated their creativity and entrepreneurship in various fields, which has contributed to the country's economic development and has made the cultural and creative wealth of Ecuadorian women known worldwide.


Ecuadorian women's resilience and fighting spirit have been fundamental in moments of crisis, such as natural disasters and political crises. His commitment to justice and equality has been key to overcoming these challenges and building a fairer and more prosperous country.






In the 2023 Women's Revolution, the fight for gender equality continues and it is important to recognize the progress made and the pending tasks. It is time to continue working together and in a coordinated manner to achieve effective equality in all areas of society.


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