Our Contribution

In this section, we share with you some of the results from different areas. Ipas's contribution to Bolivian society.  

Health

Attended:
62.096
Bleeding in the First Half of Pregnancy
For incomplete abortions between 2014 and June 2020, thus contributing to reducing the high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality.
Attended:
412
Cases of Legal Termination of Pregnancy (ILE)
Since the enactment of Constitutional Sentence (SC) 206/2014 until June 2020, which prevented women treated from dying from unsafe and clandestine abortions, and rather being safely treated in hospitals.
Attended:
63.782
Women with incomplete abortions and legal terminations of pregnancy
Through appropriate technology recommended by the WHO, such as Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) and Medical Abortion (MA), achieving:
1. Decrease complications in the care as it used to happen in the past with the obsolete or not recommended technique of Instrumental Uterine D&C (IUCD).

2. Decrease in hospitalization costs since it is an outpatient treatment.

3. The woman returns to her daily activities in a short period of 6 to 8 hours.
Attended:
64%
In post-abortion contraception
In health services, this reduced women having a new unintended pregnancy and being able to plan when and how many children they want to have.
Post-abortion contraception is promoted as:

"High-impact practice".

Community Access

More from
11.000
More from
11.000
People informed about DSDR, sexual violence and Constitutional Sentence 0206/2014, achieving not only to inform but to support, guide and accompany victims of sexual violence to achieve compliance with the regulations in their municipalities and contributing to the exercise of their rights.

Some testimonies

"It is good that they train the leaders of the organizations, because in this way we are transmitting information to the population, especially to young women, who are always the most vulnerable...".

Viviana Bautista
Community agent in the municipality of Cobija
.

"Whenever we give educational talks, the participants ask us if we can coordinate other talks, they always ask us for our cell phone numbers, the girls come to us to ask us for more information...".

Yngrid Ortiz
Community Agent

"Thanks to the information we receive from them (community agents in Riberalta), the women know their rights, they know that they cannot be mistreated or forced to have sex, even if they are their boyfriends....",

President of District II
Municipality of Riberalta.
 

New Masculinities

Seven networks of masculinities were formed in different departments of Bolivia that recognize that men are important actors in strengthening the exercise and promotion of SRHR and work to prevent violence against women.  

Networks

Production and broadcasting of the television program SAPIENS, which opens the way to the understanding and reflection of hegemonic masculinities and their deconstruction, with the purpose of contributing to the struggle for equality and the exercise of the DSDR, which is not possible without the full participation of all women and men.

Sapiens

More than 700 students of the Higher Technical School of Police Sciences and 3000 men trained and sensitized in new masculinities, recognize that gender issues must also be worked on by men, intervening in the reproduction of structural violence that is developed by the mandates of masculinity.

Genre

Some testimonies

"We have to change our thinking, because men and women have the same rights and we should not be so sexist and domineering. We have to understand women and lead our lives in peace".

José Ballesteros

"I believe that this concept that men should be tough today with this workshop we believe and we must have that condition to change for the good of all mankind".

Grover Tarifa

"I believe that masculinities is a way of coexisting with people, but respecting each other and it doesn't matter if we are men or women. The idea is that we have a society where we can live free of prejudice and free of stereotypes.

Brayan Plaza

Policies

1
Lawyers Network
A network of lawyers sensitized and trained in strategic litigation in defense of sexual and reproductive rights and SC 0206/2014 was formed.
2
production of
Supplementary Information
Production of supplementary information to the periodic reports submitted by Bolivia for consideration during the 71st and 78th sessions, respectively, of the United Nations Committees Against Torture (CAT) and CEDAW to support these bodies in making recommendations to the Bolivian state to improve women's access to legal termination of pregnancy.
3
Publication of the Ombudsman's Report
"Situation of Legal Termination of Pregnancy as a Women's Human Right".
That evidences compliance with the Plurinational Constitutional Ruling 0206/2014 in favor of women's rights to the Legal Interruption of Pregnancy (ILE) and issues recommendations addressed to the different State Bodies to take the appropriate measures.

Communication

A line of communication was implemented that summons and involves society, based on reflection, to generate possible changes of attitude from personal questioning and the change of social norms.

17.545
Informed people

17,545 people informed through 347 posts on Ipas Bolivia's social networks in one year, helping to democratize information about DSDR and debunk the myths surrounding it.  

17 publications produced and distributed, between 2014 and 2019, with relevant information, scientific research and socialization of DSDR and sexual violence, contributing to the academic field, civil society organizations and citizenship in general.  

117
Publications produced
and Distributed

Generation of favorable public opinion towards the exercise of Sexual and Reproductive Rights, mainly of women and girls, through the production and dissemination of printed and digital communication materials.