Women in Bolivia Face Culture of Harassment

Posted on March 12, 2014 • Filed under: Bolivia, Culture, Latin America Womens Issues

bbc.com reported…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. Women’s domestic, childcare and – in rural areas – agricultural responsibilities can make fulfilling their public roles difficult, discouraging them from challenging strong socio-cultural barriers that keep them from taking up representative positions. The issue sits alongside a deep-rooted problem of domestic violence, with Bolivia experiencing the highest levels in South America, according to a 2013 Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) study. Read Article

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