A recent study of violence against women in public places in Cuenca shows that women are most at risk when they ride the bus. According to the investigation by María Isabel Cordero, assistant manager of the Sendas Foundation, 46 percent of local women, including teenagers and girls over10 years of age, have experienced violence while riding city buses. Cordero’s study, “Save Our Cities Diagnosis: Urban and country sectors of Cuenca,” shows that the second highest rate of violence, 40 percent, occurs at public markets and on city streets. The locations with the highest incidence of violence are the El Arenal…
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