Ecuador has the third-highest gender violence record after Mexico and Brazil. 68 women have died from Jan. 1 to Aug. 8 at the hands of male aggressors according to Alianza Mapeo.
The report shows that in over 62 percent of the cases, the aggressors were romantically involved with the victims, while the 37 percent were strangers.
Statistics also show that almost 50 percent of the victims were minor moms, and eight of them had previously been reported as missing.
Since 2014, Alianza Mapeo has reported 684 cases of murdered women in Ecuador, at a rate of three women killed per day.
Sources: EFE, Diario Correo, teleSUR