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Sept. 23, 2022, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under the Bolivian Constitution (art. 2), the existence of populations pre-existing the colonial conquest and establishment of the Bolivian State is recognised and determines important juridical effects; the Bolivian State is defined as Plurinational and legal pluralism is considered as the basis for interpretation of the national Constitution. This means that constitutional requirements of nondiscrimination have to be harmonised with the autonomy of regions and indigenous collectives. 2010's Law n° 073, known as Ley de Deslinde Jurisdiccional defines the terms for coordination and cooperation between these different jurisdictions. This impacts inheritance rights since these rights are very often governed by the indigenous jurisdictions. On the other hand, the Constitution and...more
Sept. 23, 2022, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Under the Bolivian Constitution (art. 2), the existence of populations pre-existing the colonial conquest and establishment of the Bolivian State is recognised and determines important juridical effects; the Bolivian State is defined as Plurinational and legal pluralism is considered as the basis for interpretation of the national Constitution. This means that constitutional requirements of nondiscrimination have to be harmonised with the autonomy of regions and indigenous collectives. 2010's Law n° 073, known as Ley de Deslinde Jurisdiccional defines the terms for coordination and cooperation between these different jurisdictions. This impacts inheritance rights since these rights are very often governed by the indigenous jurisdictions. On the other hand, the Constitution and...more
Sept. 23, 2022, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, FAO reports the unequal access to inheritance as a result of discriminatory cultural values, usually depending on the country’sregion, which also impact access to land. The Plan Nacional de Políticas Públicas para el Pleno Ejercicio de los Derechos de la Mujer mentions as one of its objectives to increase women’s access to land property" (8).
Sept. 23, 2022, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"In practice, different patterns of inheritance exist according to ethnicity. While in the altiplano inheritance practices tend towards patrilineal patterns, in the Andes' valley, gender neutral practices in relation to inheritance will be more commonly found. Patrilineal patterns impact widows’ and divorced women’s access to land" (3).
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"One of the most violent countries for women, Bolivia has had a law since 2013 that punishes femicide with 30 years imprisonment without the right to pardon." (ppara16).
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Organizations and activists have often denounced that Law 348 has not been fully enforced due to lack of budget and adequate training and also point out that the justice system re-victimizes women who denounce acts of violence against them. For several months the government, through the Plurinational Service for Women and Depatriarchalization (SEPMUD), has been implementing several initiatives with different national and foreign organizations to identify the shortcomings in the fight against femicides and to improve some aspects of Law 348." (para 17,18)
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"For Novillo 'violence against women is a consequence of a male chauvinist structure, the underlying cause relates to a range of behaviors that are accepted by men in a male chauvinist society.' Part of this 'is related to a feeling of ownership, which some feminists mention, with men believing that they are the owners of women’s lives,' she explained. In that respect 'there is an unequal power relationship that must be analyzed from that perspective rather than from a somewhat simplistic explanation based on alcohol' or jealousy." (para 5-7)
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Institute of Forensic Investigations (IDIF) reported that the age group with the 'highest prevalence' of femicide or gender violence is among women aged '21 to 30 followed by 41 to 50' and indicated that the 'first cause of death is by stabbing followed by asphyxiation.'"(para 12).
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Femicide cases in Bolivia are on the rise and total 70 so far this year, an issue that for organizations such as the Coordinadora de la Mujer (Women’s Coordinator) is the result of 'insufficient' prevention efforts and the acceptance of factors such as alcohol abuse and jealousy as a justification for gender violence. The average number of victims of male violence, almost 10 per month from January 1 through July 31, is a cause for concern for women’s rights organizations in a country with a population of 11.2 million. Director of Coordinadora de la Mujer Mónica Novillo said that one of the shortcomings 'in public policy is related to prevention...more
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Life and Personal Integrity on Monday announced that 70 femicides have been registered in Bolivia this year and pointed out that among the 'causes or motives' are 'alcohol consumption' and 'jealousy' on the part of the aggressors. For Novillo 'violence against women is a consequence of a male chauvinist structure, the underlying cause relates to a range of behaviors that are accepted by men in a male chauvinist society.' Part of this 'is related to a feeling of ownership, which some feminists mention, with men believing that they are the owners of women’s lives,' she explained." (para 4-6)
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 12, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"In a statement issued Tuesday, the Bolivia’s Bishops’ Conference urged “authorities to respect and protect the right to live and the right to be healthy of both the girl, who is a victim of rape, and the unborn baby. Both lives should and ought to be protected" (para 9).
Nov. 12, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In Bolivia, a 2014 constitutional ruling established that a pregnancy can be legally interrupted in cases of rape without the need to obtain a court order. (Women can legally have access to abortion in cases of rape among other exceptional circumstances since 1973. The 2014 ruling eliminated the need of a court order to perform the procedure)" (para 6).
Nov. 12, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The intervention of the church amid the reversal of the girl’s decision prompted agencies, activists and NGOs to assert the girl’s right to an abortion" (para 14).
Nov. 12, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In a statement issued Tuesday, the Bolivia’s Bishops’ Conference urged “authorities to respect and protect the right to live and the right to be healthy of both the girl, who is a victim of rape, and the unborn baby. Both lives should and ought to be protected" (para 9). "Nadia Cruz, Bolivia’s human rights ombudswoman, said in a news conference Tuesday that her agency was filing a criminal complaint against the girl’s mother, the hospital’s personnel, the authorities from the Children’s Ombusdman in Santa Cruz and Yapacaní, the church organization and the Santa Cruz Bishop’s Conference, 'for breach of duties, and human trafficking with the purpose of forced pregnancy'" (para...more
Nov. 12, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Demonstrations over abortion rights erupted in La Paz Wednesday. The United Nations office in Bolivia called on authorities in a statement to protect children’s rights, adding that 'to submit a girl to undergo a forced pregnancy is a form of torture'" (para 15).
Nov. 12, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The girl had been in the care of her 61-year-old step-grandfather, who allegedly raped her, in the town of Yapacaní, in the Santa Cruz province, for more than five months, while her mother and stepfather were in La Paz for work" (para 1).
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 12, 2021, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In Bolivia[2021], training has been boosted to help police officers spot signs of gender-based violence[...]"(para 29).
June 18, 2021, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law considers sexual harassment a civil offense. There were no comprehensive reports on the extent of sexual harassment, but observers generally acknowledged it was widespread" (pg 19).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 72% of births in Bolivia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .13 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Bolivia" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Bolivia was 15.6 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Bolivia was 15.6 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Bolivia was 30.2% (p 66).
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

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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

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