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20.6.2024

Consolidan interrupción legal de embarazo en menor de 11 años

Primó la norma a protesta de activistas que intentaban que la menor violada se convierta en madre.

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29.5.2024

Bolivia registra 35 feminicidios y 18 infanticidios en lo que va de 2024

El informe actualizado incluye los dos últimos casos de feminicidios, uno ocurrido en el altiplano de La Paz, en el municipio de Achacachi, y otro en Charcas, Chuquisaca.

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17.5.2024

El 99,3 % de los casos de violencia de género quedan impunes en Bolivia

El 99,3 % de los casos de violencia de género quedan en la impunidad en Bolivia por rechazos, abandono o sobreseimiento de las denuncias, según han alertado activistas que se han manifestado contra la reforma a la ley contra la violencia machista planteada por senadores oficialistas que consideran que esa norma es "antihombres".

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13.5.2024

Bolivia forma facilitadores de anticoncepción inmediata post evento obstétrico

El país, a través del Ministerio de Salud y Deportes (MSyD), en coordinación con la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y una misión oficial del Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatología, Salud de la Mujer, y Reproductiva (CLAP/SMR), realizó capacitaciones a facilitadores para promover la estrategia del AIPEO para ampliar y mejorar el acceso a métodos anticonceptivos luego de un parto, cesárea o aborto. La estrategia AIPEO forma parte de las políticas de reducción de la morbi mortalidad materna.

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12.5.2024

Personas con VIH y otras vulnerables sufren discriminación en acceso a salud

En 2017 hubo 111 casos en 7 años, en 2018 fueron 5, en 2019 llegaron a 26, en 2020 fueron 9, en 2021 sumaron 22, en 2022 sumaron 21, y en 2023 fueron 11 reportes.

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30.4.2024

Denuncian que el 99,3 % de los casos de violencia doméstica quedan impunes en Bolivia

El 99,3 % de los casos de violencia doméstica quedan en la impunidad en Bolivia por rechazos, abandono o sobreseimiento de las denuncias, alertaron este martes activistas que se manifestaron contra la reforma a la ley contra la violencia machista planteada por senadores oficialistas que consideran que esa norma es "antihombres".

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25.4.2024

26 feminicidios y 16 infanticidios se han registrado en Bolivia en lo que va del año

La Paz es el departamento con mayor número de casos de feminicidio e infanticidios.

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21.4.2024

Piden cambiar la 348: la usan con falsas denuncias y no paró violencia a la mujer

Luego de 11 años de vigencia de la Ley 348, la normativa se encuentra en el ojo de la tormenta debido a que hay sectores y autoridades que sostienen que esta norma se utiliza de manera dolosa contra los varones, aspecto que es rechazado por considerar que las observaciones vienen de grupos misóginos y machistas. Otro argumento es que, pese a la vigencia de este cuerpo legal, la violencia y los feminicidios se mantienen en niveles elevados.

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21.4.2024

Mujeres en Bolivia buscan la legalización del aborto seguro para evitar muertes maternas

Bolivia es el segundo país de Latinoamérica con mayores índices de violencia sexual y embarazos adolescentes.

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12.4.2024

Senadora socializa en Noruega el anteproyecto de ley derechos sexuales y derechos reproductivos

La futura norma contempla los siguientes lineamientos generales: a). La planificación y gestión pública y los servicios de salud sexual y salud reproductiva con las políticas de prevención y la atención integral multidisciplinaria.

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11.4.2024

En cinco años, registran 109 renuncias por acoso y violencia política en Bolivia

En un contexto político marcado por la intimidación y la violencia, las mujeres en Bolivia están enfrentando desafíos significativos para su participación plena en la vida política del país.

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28.3.2024

An average of 61 teenagers become pregnant every day in Bolivia

Most pregnancies are the result of sexual violence. Women who become mothers at an early age are less likely to be able to study or get a good job.

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21.3.2024

Study reveals that one out of every two women suffered physical or sexual violence in Bolivia

One out of every two women and four out of every ten adolescents have suffered physical or sexual violence in their lives in Bolivia, according to a study presented on Thursday that also ratified the low confidence in the questioned judicial system to ensure reparation to the victims of these events.

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8.3.2024

Bolivia sets alarm bells ringing in cases of femicide with increasingly younger victims

Bolivia commemorates International Women's Day with the persistent problem of violence against women and concern about cases of violent deaths with increasingly younger victims, such as the case of Noelia, a teenage human rights activist whose murderers were two minors.

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8.3.2024

UN in Bolivia calls for ensuring investment in gender equality policies

The United Nations in Bolivia (UN-Bolivia) called on Friday, International Women's Day, for the country's public and private sectors to invest in policies and programs to "build equality" between men and women.

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2.3.2024

Can a batterer be rehabilitated? More than 6,000 men have left the cycle of violence

In one of his first group therapies in the Men of Peace program, Ronald broke down and admitted that he was violent. At first, he showed resistance and even asked: "I'm not crazy, why did they send me here". Day after day, and after listening to the testimonies of 11 other men denounced for domestic violence, he dared to tell the truth and revealed that he had mistreated his wife and children.

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22.2.2024

UN condemns feminicide of teenage human rights activist in Bolivia

The United Nations System in Bolivia condemned on Friday the femicide of a 17 year old teenager who was a human rights activist and who a few days ago was found dead and with signs of sexual violence in the Bolivian city of El Alto, neighboring La Paz.

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20.2.2024

Church in Bolivia moves forward with action protocols for the reception of sexual abuse reports

The National Listening Commission of the Bolivian Episcopal Conference, which began operating in June 2023, is advancing in its task of receiving and accompanying possible victims of abuse within the Church, reflects ACI Prensa, a Catholic news portal.

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19.2.2024

Alarming Rate: More than 4,500 inmates in Bolivia are accused of child rape

Of the crimes related to rape (38.4%), rape of children and adolescents is the most common among the country's inmates. Of all inmates, 15.9% perpetrated rape against minors. Drug trafficking and robbery and aggravated robbery are secondary crimes.

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10.2.2024

A campaign against male violence in the Bolivian carnival

Carnival is one of the most important festivities in Bolivia, but it is also, unfortunately, where very worrying figures of violence against women are registered every year, a reality that Pro Mujer and UN Women organizations want to change through the campaign #SinMáscarasSinViolencia (NoMasksWithoutViolence).

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8.2.2024

Legislative keeps the law for femicide orphans frozen, denounced

In May 2023, the Association submitted a bill for the Orphans of Femicide Law to the Chamber of Deputies, and to date there has been no progress.

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31.1.2024

January closes with six femicides, 50% less than in the same month in 2023

The crimes against women occurred in Cochabamba, La Paz, Tarija and Potosí. The perpetrators are partners and ex-partners of the victims.

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22.1.2024

Assaulted and forced to sign, political violence against women increases in Bolivia

Threats, aggressions, salary withholding and pressure to sign "shared agreements" are some of the situations experienced by women authorities in Bolivia, a reality that increased in 2023 with 151 cases of harassment and political violence registered.

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19.1.2024

Institutions negotiate law for the care of feminicide orphans

Among the proposals are to provide these children and adolescents with a bonus or economic pension, food, psychological therapy and access to health care, educational units and universities, and scholarships, among others.

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19.1.2024

Canadian Minister arrives in Bolivia to launch two new projects focused on strengthening adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights and reducing sexual and gender-based violence

United Nations, civil society organizations and institutions involved in the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights and the prevention of and attention to gender violence. The two projects will receive a grant of approximately 20 million Canadian dollars.

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7.1.2024

Gender violence: Bolivia averages 142 cases per day

In 2023, the Attorney General's Office handled 51,770 complaints of assaults against women.

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24.12.2023

At least three trafficking and smuggling cases per day in Bolivia

A partial report from the Attorney General's Office specifies that between January and October of this year, the authorities attended to 1,129 incidents of this type.

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18.12.2023

Seeking to prevent sexual violence in adolescents through social networks

The most vulnerable population of children and adolescents suffer daily a series of violations of their most basic rights. Almost every day the media report infanticides and sexual assaults, and with the passage of time became frequent facts in society, but what to do to stop it, in this area arises the initiative of Ipas Bolivia to inform and prevent through a campaign on social networks.

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10.12.2023

Ipas Bolivia promotes 'Sin peros en la lengua' campaign against sexual violence against young people

In order to reduce the risks of sexual violence against children and adolescents, the non-governmental organization Ipas Bolivia started a digital campaign aimed at this sector. According to the institution, based on data from the Public Prosecutor's Office as of 2023, it is estimated that at least nine children and adolescents are victims of sexual aggression in Bolivia every day.

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23.10.2023

Education will not allow cases of violence against students to go unpunished

Minister Pary referred to the recent incidents of sexual violence that occurred in the departments of Potosí, La Paz and Santa Cruz.

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16.10.2023

Importance of the application of the "Model of care for victims of sexual violence".

There is still work to be done to ensure that all health personnel are properly trained and to prevent the re-victimization of people who have suffered some form of sexual violence.

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15.10.2023

Bolivia doubles the fertility rate among minors in the Americas

In the Americas, the rate is 36.6, while in Bolivia it is 71.0.

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9.10.2023

Rejection of law against sexual abuse of minors sparks protests in Bolivia

The bill envisaged making crimes of pederasty imprescriptible and creating a truth commission.

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8.10.2023

Less than 50% of women in Bolivia access contraceptives

The United Nations Population Fund analyzed the use of birth control methods among women between 15 and 49 years of age in the world. Bolivia has the least encouraging data.

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28.9.2023

In 2022, there were at least 97 teenage pregnancies every day in Bolivia

At least 97 teenage pregnancies are reported every day in Bolivia. That is the revealing data that emerged in 2022, when a total of 35,470 pregnancies were recorded, of which 2,134 cases occurred in children under 15 years of age and 33,336 among young people aged 15 to 19 years.

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22.9.2023

Chamber of Deputies rejects bill against sexual abuse of minors

By 44 votes in favor, 54 against and three blank, the Lower House decided to adjourn Thursday's long session of legislators.

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22.9.2023

Mayor of Potosi is sent to preventive prison for sexual abuse allegation

The mayor of Potosi, Jhonny Llally, has been sent to preventive prison for sexual abuse. The Justice determined a 15-day detention.

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3.9.2023

Girls, not mothers': Lía and 247 others faced with termination of pregnancy: a right with obstacles

In Cochabamba, 248 ILEs were performed on girls and adolescents between 10 and 19 years of age in the first seven months of this year. This is equivalent to one every 21 hours. On average, between 15 and 16 pregnancies are reported daily in this age group in the department.

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2.9.2023

Pregnancy of a 12-year-old girl, captured in networks and raped by three men, is terminated

Two of the accused were arrested; the police are still looking for a third person involved. The teenager was two weeks pregnant.

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9.8.2023

In five years, the number of sexual violence cases in the country doubles

The number of cases, between January 1 and July 16, reached 5,884.

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6.8.2023

Teen marriages: In 12 years, 10,012 females between 13 and 17 married.

Eighty-nine percent of the contracting parties are women and only 11% are men.

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6.8.2023

President pledges to strengthen sanction mechanisms to fight violence

In his message, in commemoration of the 198th anniversary of Bolivia's independence, the President urged justice officials not to hinder the application of measures against crimes of violence against women and children.

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3.8.2023

Arrested for raping his nieces; one gave birth and another is pregnant

The accused was captured in Ivirgarzama, where he was hiding from justice. The victims are sisters. The police will investigate his cover-up.

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3.8.2023

More than 800 complaints registered against teachers and school administrators for violence and sexual harassment since 2014

There were 104 dismissals.

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25.7.2023

Justice in the face of tragedy: rape victim girl's pregnancy terminated

Paola (name changed) was sexually assaulted by her cousin, who is also a minor. The case was discovered when she had already reached 22 weeks gestation.

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19.7.2023

Forty victims identify four Jesuits for sexual abuse in Bolivia

Three of them are alive, said the lawyer for the victims, who was also a student at the Juan XXIII school where the abuses were allegedly committed.

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20.6.2023

Radio Ilimani and IPAS Bolivia receive Senate awards

Senator Virginia Velasco Condori promoted the approval of two chamber declarations for Ipas Bolivia and Radio Illimani, both institutions of the department of La Paz, in recognition of their long history of institutional life and contribution to the development of the region.

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15.6.2023

Legal terminations of pregnancy due to rape: 78% were performed on girls

The non-governmental organization Ipas presented the progress achieved in sexual and reproductive rights issues in Bolivia, as well as the challenges faced in the country in a colloquium for its 25 years of work.

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15.6.2023

Bolivia: In the last 12 years, more than 10 thousand women between 13 and 17 years of age have married

Data from Sereci show that between 2010 and 2018, marriages of 13-year-old adolescents were registered. Precisely in 2018, one of them was legally united with a man in La Paz.

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14.6.2023

Bolivia exchanges experiences on abortion and underage pregnancy with other countries

Bolivia exchanged experiences on Wednesday with some European and Latin American countries to prevent pregnancies in minors and project a comprehensive law on sexual rights that incorporates measures such as legal abortion.

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5.6.2023

In Bolivia, 6 out of 10 women were victims of obstetric violence

According to the Survey on Prevalence and Characteristics of Violence against Women - Bolivia (2016), 40% of these women said that health personnel criticized their behaviors with ironic comments. Forty-five percent recounted that they were criticized for crying or screaming in pain during childbirth.

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2.6.2023

Disabled, non-verbal and used notebook to report rapist

The victim, who has a speech disability, gave a written account of the events. She was admitted to Cochabamba Hospital for symptoms related to a possible miscarriage.

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2.6.2023

"He abused her during a wedding party": Subject who raped and impregnated a 13 year old girl is apprehended

The teenager is 9 months pregnant.

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26.5.2023

Unfpa: Only 40.5% of pregnant teenagers said they wanted to become mothers

"It must be ensured that all people can make decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health without being subjected to discrimination, coercion or violence," says the entity.

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17.5.2023

Church sex abuse: first priest falls amid scandal; he is in FELCV cells

Two other priests were also denounced in Tarija for similar cases.

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15.5.2023

Arce sends bill that declares crimes against sexual freedom of children imprescriptible

The Minister of the Presidency, María Nela Prada, informed this Saturday that President Luis Arce has sent to the Legislative Assembly a bill declaring that crimes against sexual freedom of children and adolescents are not subject to statute of limitations and left for legislative debate the retroactive nature of these sexual abuses.

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9.5.2023

The young woman who denounced Governor Quispe: "They offered me money and items to keep quiet".

Quispe said that the accusation is to damage his administration as governor of La Paz.

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3.5.2023

Church in Bolivia asks forgiveness for 'Pica' abuses; offers to investigate and demands not to politicize

The case was uncovered over the weekend, thanks to a report from Spain. Today, Wednesday, before the Episcopal Conference, Monsignor Óscar Aparicio made a statement.

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30.4.2023

Chavez announces investigation on pedophile priest and Cruz asks for jail for those who covered up for him

El País, from Spain, revealed the case with at least 85 child victims.

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24.4.2023

Experts and sectors agree on the importance of sexual education

Comprehensive sex education as educational content in the classroom, from kindergarten through sixth grade, is a step forward to reduce violence, prevent early pregnancies and promote life projects of adolescents, agreed experts working in the defense of sexual rights.

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21.4.2023

Edson Hurtado: "Being indigenous, LGBTIQ and poor in Bolivia is very difficult".

La Madonna de Sorata by journalist, researcher and documentary filmmaker Edson Hurtado, arrives for the first time in Argentina published by Corazón de Perrx, with a prologue by Chana Mamani (Identidad Marrón) and back cover by Claudia Piñeiro. A necessary book that recovers and weaves part of the memory of the LGBTIQ+ community in Bolivia.

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13.4.2023

So far this year in Bolivia, 3,342 acts of violence against children have been recorded.

Within the framework of Children's Day, the Public Prosecutor's Office carried out informative activities to promote respect for the rights of children and adolescents.

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12.4.2023

Standards seek to ensure sexual health and protection of vulnerable persons

The third norm will guarantee the protection of children and adolescents from all types of violence.

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26.3.2023

Beatriz vs. El Salvador, a precedent on abortion for Latin America

In a live broadcast from San José, Costa Rica, dozens of people followed the open hearing of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on March 22 in a room at the University of El Salvador in San Salvador, where the court heard testimony from the parties in the case.

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21.3.2023

USA: In Bolivian prisons, men and women share cells, sexual abuse and rape reported

The U.S. State Department published its report on human rights practices in Bolivia in the year 2022 and, among other things, points out that in some of the country's prisons men and women share dormitories, resulting in rape and sexual abuse against women.

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17.3.2023

National forum on sexual health evaluates maternity, abortion and other topics

The National Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health began yesterday and concludes today in Cochabamba. The National Roundtable on Safe Motherhood and Childbirth (MNMNS) develops the activity and deals with issues related to maternity, abortion and others.

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9.3.2023

Women mobilized for their threatened rights

Thousands of women took to the streets to denounce a global offensive against their rights and to demand an end to discrimination and femicides, which are on the rise in countries such as Mexico and Colombia.

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3.3.2023

Man who raped and impregnated his teenage sister sentenced to 20 years in prison

The Padilla Court ordered a 20-year prison sentence to be served in the Tarabuco jail.

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17.2.2023

Teenager sentenced to 6 years after confessing to infanticide of her infant son

The parents of the victimized newborn were sentenced. The mother, a 16-year-old minor, will serve her sentence in the Cometa Center. The father was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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15.2.2023

In Cotagaita a student was raped by her teacher and is now pregnant

The teacher who sexually abused his student is 52 years old and the teenager is 16 years old. The incident took place in July of last year.

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12.2.2023

The UN requested Bolivia to adopt urgent measures to combat sexual violence and infanticide of girls.

He noted the high incidence of these crimes, which has reached alarming levels. In this regard, he made a series of observations to the State to better protect the rights of children.

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8.2.2023

Teachers march in Bolivia against new "ideologized" curriculum

The urban sectors of teachers in Bolivia marched on Wednesday in several cities of the country against the new curriculum that the government of President Luis Arce intends to implement in this administration and which was described as a way of "ideologizing" children and adolescents.

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8.2.2023

Victims of violence are revictimized at least 18 times

This type of unfavorable conditions leads to anxiety, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties, withdrawal and even attempts on the person's life.

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23.1.2023

Church in Bolivia denounces "perverted curriculum" with gender ideology for children

Fr. Pedro Flores, delegate of the Educational Community of the Local Church (CEIL) of the Vicariate of Beni, in Bolivia, criticized the "perverted curriculum" on Integral Sexual Education presented by the Ministry of Education.

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16.1.2023

New curriculum: Parents deprecate new curriculum for "motivating" the choice of being a boy or a girl

Parents' organization questions the modifications of the new school curriculum in Bolivia.

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8.1.2023

AIDA centers reduce teenage pregnancies by 26.1%.

The Ministry of Health's plan has been implemented since 2013 in eight regions.

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6.1.2023

Cases of gender-based violence rose 9.9% in 2022

Cases of infant, child and adolescent rape increased by an alarming 199.2%.

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4.1.2023

21-year-old woman calls for help and is beaten by rapist's family

The young victim was assaulted by the 25-year-old man, whose relatives left her with 8 days of disability due to the injuries.

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27.12.2022

Oruro registered 1,221 adolescent pregnancies

According to official data from the National Health Information System (SNIS) managed by Sedes Oruro, it was revealed that out of every 1,000 adolescents there are 22 pregnancies and out of every 100, four to five.

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19.12.2022

As of November, there are 825 legal abortions in the country; 45% are derived from rape cases.

Of this figure, 269 were under 15 years of age.

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7.12.2022

According to a study, 32,344 adolescents were married or united before the age of 15 in Bolivia.

The Coordinadora de la Mujer and Save the Children presented the results of the study entitled: Policy and Social Gap Analysis to Address Early and Forced Child Marriages and Unions.

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4.12.2022

Girl suffers sexual abuse, her family leaves the country to take care of her, detective finds perpetrator, sentence handed down, but he remains at large

Adriana (name changed to protect her identity) is a minor with an intellectual disability who lives in fear. When she was 13 years old, she was sexually abused by the owner of the property where she and her family were renting in Sacaba, Cochabamba.

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1.12.2022

HIV and stigma: call for better treatment; 40% of cases are among 15-24 year-olds

According to data from the SEDES HIV/AIDS Program, there are more men than women. On the other hand, out of 163 women, 48 are pregnant.

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1.12.2022

42% of HIV-AIDS cases in Bolivia go untreated

Many drop out of treatment because they must travel to the city to get treatment.

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24.11.2022

Bolivia ranks first in South America in 'acts of femicide'.

UN Women Bolivia begins this Friday the Unite! campaign, with 16 days of activism to counteract violence against women and children, and generate joint actions between the State and civil society.

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24.11.2022

Prison sentence for accused of raping and impregnating his granddaughter

The case of a 13 year old girl who became pregnant after being raped by her grandfather is causing outrage in Tarija. The accused elderly man was charged and sent to jail while the case is being investigated.

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10.11.2022

Prosecutor's office investigates gang rape of young woman at 'blocking point'

The girl's mother filed a formal complaint with the courts, and the investigation is being prioritized to find those involved.

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9.11.2022

Challapata prosecutor arrested for rejecting 16 cases of violence against women

The prosecutor is being investigated for breach of duty and delay of justice. In the next hours he will be charged.

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1.11.2022

Ayoreo people suffer violence and violation of their rights

Indigenous people were attacked for demanding the end of the indefinite strike.

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23.10.2022

Monster of pedophilia': Marcela's and other women raped in childhood's lurid journey

IN 12 DAYS, TWO RAPE VICTIMS TOOK THEIR OWN LIVES IN SANTA CRUZ AND LA PAZ AND UNCOVERED MULTIPLE ASSAULTS.

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20.10.2022

Man who raped and impregnated his granddaughter in Bolivia is sentenced to 25 years in prison

The minor did not report the incident out of fear and the sexual assaults were repeated on four occasions. The last one in November 2020.

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7.10.2022

Study analyzes socioeconomic effects of teenage pregnancy in Bolivia

A lower participation in the labor market with a high opportunity cost are some of the aspects analyzed in a study on teenage pregnancy in Bolivia, which recommends improving prevention strategies and implementing "comprehensive sexuality education" in the country.

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4.10.2022

Sucre: Couple sentenced in induced abortion case

It is an uncommon process, according to youth organizations.

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2.10.2022

Bolivia loses $373.3 million annually as a result of teenage pregnancies

The impact on economic income, employment and labor activity due to teenage pregnancy and early motherhood for Bolivia represents a loss of US$ 373.3 million annually, according to the study Socioeconomic Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy in Bolivia, published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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29.9.2022

Teen mothers earn up to 28% less than young and adult mothers

A UNFPA study, using the MILENA methodology, reveals gaps in educational attainment and levels of employment and labor income between those who became mothers under the age of 19 and women who delayed childbearing until they were between the ages of 20 and 29.

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29.9.2022

13-year-old girl stabbed to death is pregnant

The aggressor, who left the minor, with whom he had been living for six months, badly wounded, is being sought by the police to answer for the crimes of rape and attempted femicide.

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28.9.2022

Pregnancy of abused minors reopens abortion debate in Bolivia

Although judicial approval is no longer required, there are still limitations for victims to legally and safely terminate a pregnancy.

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26.9.2022

In Tarija three teenagers become pregnant every day

In Bolivia, 4 adolescents become pregnant every hour. It is estimated that 20% of young women reach the age of 18 with at least one pregnancy.

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15.9.2022

Viviana case: 6 key moments in the femicide of the young pregnant woman

She was 21 years old, six months pregnant and her life was snuffed out. Viviana Ojeda Vargas was found dead on the road to the community of Sombreritos, Santa Cruz, on Thursday, September 8, three days after her disappearance.

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29.8.2022

Rape cases of minors increase in the department of La Paz: 177 cases so far this year

The Special Force to Combat Violence (FELCV) of the department of La Paz reported that from January to date it has registered 177 cases of rape of an infant, child or adolescent, a figure that is higher than in 2021 when 133 cases of this crime were reported in the same period.