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Latest items for Bolivia

April 22, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"While she was camping in northern Bolivia on June 4, 2017, in an area people had told her was safe, three men with machetes dragged her out of her tent. They beat her, dislocating her arm in three places. While two held her down, one raped her. Then they broke her motorcycle, stole her belongings, urinated on her tent and left her for dead" (para 69). This is referring to a woman traveling to Bolivia (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

4.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

2.0
April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Bolivia does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 72% of births in Bolivia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Bolivia was 69.1 years for males and 74 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Bolivia was 27 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Bolivia was 155 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Bolivia was 155 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Bolivia the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 27%" (p 66).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Bolivia of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 50.3%" (p 50).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Bolivia is 71.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

3.0
March 1, 2021, 11:25 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3, PW-DATA-1

"Tsimane marriages are largely monogamous; <5% of marriages are polygynous. Polygynous marriages mostly involve sisters, but their dynamics and implications are relatively unexplored. While polygyny generates higher fertility for husbands, it is associated with lower fertility for second wives" (para 37). The Tsimane are an indigenous people of Boliva that account for less than 1% of Bolivia's population (CM - CODER COMMENT).
March 1, 2021, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"A recent retrospective study in Bolivia reports that, although women in polygynous marriages had lower fertility than women in monogamous marriages overall, the addition of a second wife did not impact on the fertility of the first wife in intraindividual analyses" (4).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“In Tanzania and Bolivia, boys as young as 14 are moving on their own from poor rural areas to urban centres, often as part of a family strategy to diversify income sources and reduce their vulnerability to environmental change. Girls are also a growing group of migrants to the cities in many countries. In many cases, and especially when they are forced to live with employers (in the case of domestic workers) or do not have support from relatives, they may be especially vulnerable” (pp. 10).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Bolivia in 2011, women comprised 11.1% of the police force.
Jan. 1, 2021, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

“Honduras, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Bolivia have also seen high rates of murders of women of at least two per 100,000” (para. 8).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Bolivia, which has one of South America’s highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday. Since January authorities have recorded 73 femicides - the killing of a woman by a man due to her gender - in the highest toll since 2013. The murders amount to one woman killed every two days” (para 1-2). “Of 627 cases recorded since 2013, 288 remain open without a conviction, which Sanchez called ‘alarming’” (para 22).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Bolivia, which has one of South America’s highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday” (para 1). “‘In terms of the femicide rate, Bolivia is in the top rankings,’ said Tania Sanchez, head of the Plurinational Service for Women and Ending Patriarchy at Bolivia’s justice ministry, despite legal protections being in place” (para 3). “‘We are not indifferent,’ she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. ‘The national priority is the lives of women, of all ages, and for that reason the president has raised this issue...more
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

“A 2013 law defined femicide as a specific crime and provided tougher sentences for convicted offenders” (para 4).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“In Bolivia, violence against women is driven by entrenched machismo culture, which tends to blame victims and even condones it” (para 9). “‘We believe that this increase (in femicides) is related to a patriarchal system that appropriates the bodies and lives of women,’ said Violeta Dominguez, head of U.N. Women in Bolivia” (para 20).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“The latest femicide victim was 26-year-old mother Mery Vila, killed last week by her partner who beat her on the head with a hammer” (para 6). “According to a 2016 national government survey, seven of every 10 women in Bolivia said they had suffered some type of violence inflicted by a partner” (para 10).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“Other measures include obligatory training courses for civil servants and public sector employees on gender violence and prevention” (para 14).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

“This week, the government announced a 10-point ‘emergency plan’” (para 7). “Sanchez said the new plan ‘takes into account prevention, as well as care to victims and punishing violence, macho violence.’ A commission will also look at increasing government spending on gender violence and prevention, and evaluate various initiatives’ success” (para 11-12). “Other measures include obligatory training courses for civil servants and public sector employees on gender violence and prevention. School and university teachers will also receive training about ‘the psychological, sexual and physical violence’ women and girls face. The commission will also consider if femicide should be regarded as a crime of lesser humanity” (para 14-16).
Nov. 24, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

“The latest femicide victim was 26-year-old mother Mery Vila, killed last week by her partner who beat her on the head with a hammer” (para 6). “Victims of femicides in Bolivia and across the region often die at the hands of current or former boyfriends and husbands with a history of domestic abuse, experts say” (para 19). “Femicide cases in Bolivia often go unpunished, with victims’ families struggling for justice, Sanchez said” (para 21).