Bolivia: Women’s movement goes after political candidates with history of domestic violence

Posted on October 8, 2014 • Filed under: Bolivia, Latin America Womens Issues, Politics

BBC MUNDO reported…More than 100 women have died in so far year, killed in Bolivia, one of the most violent for the women of Latin America, according to United Nations. But in the middle of a wave of attacks – which include, abandoned, burned or even decapitated bodies, a group of women achieved what seemed impossible. The movement has managed to put the machismo as a central campaign issue for presidential and parliamentary elections next Sunday. With the motto “Macho, off-list”, various organizations have gone on streets and expanded actions in rede social and media. The result of their actions has been the resignation of two aspiring to the Congress involved in cases of violence against women. Read Article

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