my counterparts

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Empowering women in Ecuador by increasing financial independence and building business skills

“In August 2015, I arrived at my counterpart organization, CENIT (Centro Integral de Niñez y Adolescencia). On my first day at my new job, I was given the responsibility of managing a program called NADENA—a program with the goal of supporting single mothers or women in situations of vulnerability.”

 - Ecuador Volunteer Wyatt Clay 

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“I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.”