Increasing the institutional capacity of Ecuador’s Attorney General’s Office in gender-based violence

The Technical Assistance Partnership – Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) is collaborating with the Government of Ecuador to strengthen the capacity of the experts at the Comprehensive Assessment Attention Unit (UAPI – Unidad de Atención en Peritaje Integral) of the Ecuadorian Attorney General’s Office to integrate a gender-based perspective. This integration aims to enhance the quality of investigations and prosecutions related to gender-based violent crimes, promote changes in the judicial context to improve the services provided and offer inclusive, unbiased, and efficient services.

Canadian Technical Advisor JoAnn Meloche will provide recommendations based on international standards, best practices, and lessons learned in trauma-informed investigations and prosecutions. She will share the Canadian Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) initiative and explain how the victim/survivor-centered approach is implemented during the Canadian criminal process.