Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Women facilitators prepare to build female candidates' capacities
In order to strengthen the performance of women candidates who will participate in the General Elections in Bolivia in 2019, women facilitators in different regions had a training on strategic knowledge to replicate this knowledge in as a broad...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Take five: “Legal reform did not change patriarchal systems or machismo culture overnight”
Katia Uriona is the former President of the Electoral Tribunal of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. Before that, as the Executive Secretary of the national Women’s Coordinator (Coordinadora de la Mujer), Uriona played an instrumental role in...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Women politicians in Bolivia face increasing harassment and violence
Bolivia is one of only two democracies in the world – the other is Rwanda – where there are more women in congress than men. But as women gain more political power, they’re also becoming the target of violent attacks from those opposed to change....
Monday, August 27, 2018
As women's roles expand in Bolivian politics, so do attacks
By Paola Flores, Associated Press Few countries in the world have advanced so quickly toward gender parity in politics as has Bolivia, where women now hold almost half the seats in congress and laws mandate gender equality at lower levels too. But...
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...
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...