The following links document Olivia Crellin's entries for The Guardian's International Development Journalism Competition 2012 regarding the condition of domestic workers in Ecuador.

Abuse behind closed doors
A short article regarding the mistreatment of domestic workers and how groups in Ecuador are attempting to overcome this problem.

Beyond the domestic stereotype
A brief personal testimony of Lenny QuirĂ³s, 48, who has been a domestic worker for more than 20 years.

'My domestic workers are like family'
A short testimony from the point of view of an employer of domestic workers who was shocked how other workers were treated in Ecuador.

Loans offer way out of domestic work
An article on how microfinance loans through the new Lendwithcare.org programme can offer domestic workers greater opportunities.

The cycle of domestic abuse
A domestic worker in Ecuador explains how commitment to a family can make it difficult to leave an abusive employer.