Promoting communities free of violence based on gender and discrimination, with a focus on Rights in the Chayanta province, Potosí



In Bolivia, 26% of women have been victims of physical violence according to the recent report of the Second National Survey of Perceptions on the Situation of Violence Against Women in Bolivia in 2017. According to data from the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Victims of Priority Care (FEVAP) in 2017 2,786 cases were attended and for this 2018 there were already 28 women victims of femicide and 4,674 cases of family violence.

Cases of violence have been identified in the Chayanta province, whose inhabitants have expressed their request for attention to the different forms of violence against women.


Chayanta Province (Bolivia)

Local Partner

IPTK (Tomás Katari Polytechnic Institute)


General objective: Contribute to the construction of peaceful and inclusive societies in the Chayanta province, aimed at reducing violence against women, girls and boys who make the exercise of a life free of violence effective, within the framework of the exercise of their Rights, respect for their cultural identity and the environment.

Specific objective: Achieve the participation and involvement of women in the Chayanta province for the exercise of their Right to a life free of violence; sustainable life systems and incidence on public policies in the Chayanta province.

Leading population

(5.324 mujeres y 5.208 hombres)

Project duration



TAU, Provincial Council of Bizkaia (€ 119,999.00)


  • Call for women to training events.
  • Updating of training material.
  • Participatory training workshops for women in Personal Development and Self-Esteem, Right to a life free of violence; National legislation, gender identity and affective-sexual education.
  • Spaces for analysis and reflection of women for the defense of their Rights.
  • Follow-up to women’s training events.
  • Support and technical advice to women’s organizations, rural social organizations, health centers, and the Ombudsman (SLIMs) for the prevention of gender-based violence.
  • Workshops to strengthen women’s organizations, peasant social organizations, health centers, Ombudsmen on the Rights of women to a life free of violence, the Mother Earth Law.
  • Informative sessions with students on how to recognize and protect themselves from violence.
  • Elections of the Student Committees and training workshops on violence prevention and school coexistence with gender equality.
  • Intercollegiate contests of partner dramas on the theme of Women’s Rights to a life free of violence.
  • Theatrical presentations in the schools and populated center of the municipalities.
  • Implementation in the SLIMs of the ADELA Model for the prevention and care of women in situations of violence.
  • Inter-institutional meeting for the preparation of Action Plans against gender-based violence.
  • Student mobilizations in favor of the Right to a life free of violence.
  • Coordination meetings with municipal authorities, the Chayanta province community, ombudsmen, women’s organizations and health centers for the prevention, reporting and care of cases of gender-based violence.
  • Participatory sessions with municipal authorities, the Chayanta province community, ombudsmen, women’s organizations and health centers to prepare proposals and action plans for compliance with Law 348 and the Mother Earth Law.
  • Presentation of the proposals to the municipal authorities for their insertion in their annual plans.
  • Preparation and dissemination of radio jingles on the Right to a life free of violence.
  • Development of radio broadcast and awareness microprograms on the Right to a life free of violence.