From their childhood to when they met at university the two had charged “guilt” of the abuse they had suffered in their childhood by close relatives. They fell in love and were the first to confess the wounds they suffered in silence.
Today, after fifteen years of treatment to erase the “impossible to erase scar,” Paola Andrade and Ricardo Velez, audiovisual producers, aim to raise their voices and the children and adolescents with campaign Ecuador Says No More.
“Sexual abuse suffered in childhood, especially lived in our homes, it is like a perpetual trace impossible to deny, we ask brave women and men, organizations that take a step forward. Especially those women and male survivors of sexual abuse in childhood, to ensure that no other child or adolescent gets failed like we were failed, “says the campaign of both spouses.
This initiative, which will be promoted in various media this month, has the support of the municipality and 60 ambassadors, most known characters as journalists and artists.
It seeks to encourage the culture of complaint, which the country lacks, says Paola, of 44 years old.
According to US studies, 93% of the abuse comes from someone you trust. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 150 million women and 73 million men who were sexually abused worldwide.