Activists in Ecuador with Fundación Causana celebrate a major victory: shutting down Ecuador's "cure the gays" clinics once and for all.
Jan. 24, 2012. GREAT NEWS! After campaigns launched by All Out, Change.org and CredoAction went global - and local human rights defenders kept the pressure on in closed door negotiations with the Ecuadorian Health Ministry - the government just announced they'll be investigating - and shutting down - hundreds of abusive and illegal "gay cure" clinics.
Sign this thank you letter to the president of Ecuador - who has promised to shut down the clinics for good - and nominated an out and open women, Carina Vance Mafla, as Ecuador's new Minister of Public Health!
November 10, 2011
LGBT and women's rights groups in Ecuador have discovered over 200 illegal clinics that are holding young women captive to be raped, tortured, starved and beaten by so-called "health care professionals."
Why? To cure them of the "illness" of being lesbian.
Voters in Ecuador recently approved a progressive constitution supporting gays rights -- including federal civil unions for same sex couples. The country also has strong laws to punish violence against women. But despite the legal protections on the books, these dangerous clinics are falling through the cracks.
Sign this urgent letter to Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, a leader who has staked his reputation on a series of progressive positions, asking him to SHUT DOWN these illegal, and dangerous "clinics" once and for all. Our friends in Ecuador will deliver it directly to the president's office.