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Combating Violence Against Women in Bolivia


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More than half of Bolivian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of an...

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Marchers in La Paz, Bolivia protest to draw attention to femicide and violence against women. Image by Noah Friedman-Rudovsky. Bolivia, 2015.

More than half of Bolivian women aged 15 to 49 have experienced intimate partner violence, according to a recent report that analyses data from 12 countries over 12 years, making it the most violent of the Latin American and Caribbean nations surveyed. Now the Bolivian government is beginning to implement reforms under a new law designed to protect women, prevent violence and punish attackers.


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