Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

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Friday, July 28, 2017
International IDEA supports debate on planning and public policy for gender equality in Bolivia
By Carolina Floru International IDEA provides support to the policy debate for addressing gender inequality and political violence against women in Bolivia, which has led to formulation of policies to address the issues of violence against women at...
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women
Womankind Worldwide explains the importance of the CDIMA, Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women (CDIMA). Asunta is 46 and from Queñi. For years she suffered physical and emotional abuse from her brother. “He wanted to have all the land...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Promoting women’s leadership in local government: Local government associations help women meet the challenge
This case study highlights some of the good practices emerging among Federation of Canadaian Municipalities (FCM) and its partner local government associations in improving women’s political leadership and decision-making in local government. It is...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Bolivian women battle against culture of harassment
Two years after the murder of an outspoken female councillor ushered in new legislation outlawing political violence against women in Bolivia, campaigners say a culture of harassment remains, as Paula Dear reports from La Paz. Juana Quispe's...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A law against political harassment and violence toward women is the means not the end. Promoting awareness and defense for cases is now a national priority in Bolivia
In this document, iKNOW Politics expert María Eugenia Rojas Valverde responds to one our users queries on Women and Election and Political Violence, in the context of the recently approved Bolivian Law on the matter (May 2012).
Monday, April 01, 2013
Marianela Paco Durán
iKNOW Politics: What are, in your opinion, are the three main strategies that have to be applied to the Law against Harassment and Violence against Women in Politics (adopted in May 2012) in order for it to be effectively implemented in Bolivia? An...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Political Violence Against Women: A Never-Ending Story
In this text the author analyzes the suspected murder of Bolivian councilor,  Juana Quispe Apaza, in the context of the approval of the Bill Against Political Harassment and Violence Toward Women in Bolivia.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Interview with María Eugenia Rojas Valverde, Expert on issues of democracy and women's rights, and an expert for iKNOW Politics, Bolivia
iKNOW Politics: In May of 2012 the Bolivian law relating to harassment and violence against women in politics was passed. Could you summarize the process leading to the enactment of this law, which actors played a key role in it and why? The process...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Maria Eugenia Rojas Valverde
iKNOW Politics: In May of 2012 the Bolivian law relating to harassment and violence against women in politics was passed. Could you summarize the process leading to the enactment of this law, which actors played a key role in it and why? The process...
Maria Eugenia Rojas Valverde
Thursday, December 06, 2012
María Eugenia Rojas Valverde
Bolivian defender of women’s political rights, she has a degree in economics with a master’s level specialization in finance from the Bolivian Catholic University.  She has completed various courses and diplomas, both national and international, in...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Erika Brockmann
iKNOW Politics: I’d like to begin by asking you about your political career.  When did it begin and what inspired you to get involved?  What opportunities and obstacles have you come across as a woman in politics? As early as secondary schooling and...
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Bolivia: Indigenous Women Seek the Political Kingdom
Photo credit: Franz Chávez/IPS A growing number of Bolivia’s indigenous women are participating in politics, ready to break the barriers of gender and ethnicity. Though spread across great distances and representing various realities,  many of...
Erika Brockmann
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Erika Brockmann
Erika Brockmann is a psychologist by training. She completed graduate studies in gender and development, political science and democracy studies.  Ms. Brockmann was a Member of Parliament of Bolivia from 1997 to 2005, representing the Left...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Not Another 500 Years Of Marginalisation, Say Indigenous Leaders
"We prefer to defend our rights with bloodshed and die rather than wait another 500 years," says Esperanza Huanca, a Quechua Indian who is one of the 84 women in the constituent assembly that is rewriting Bolivia's constitution. For more...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Work Comes First For Women
The National Survey on Women’s Perceptions of Exclusion and Discrimination found that in the life plans of most women in Bolivia, work comes first, and a decreasing number have plans based exclusively on marriage or motherhood. To read...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New International IDEA Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This report examines the progress made in women’s participation at all...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bolivia: Women celebrate landmark approval of law against political harassment and violence
Today, we women celebrate the approval of the Law Against Political Harassment and Violence Toward Women – a historical step toward consolidating democracy in Bolivia, following some 12 years of efforts to pass this law, headed by the Association...