In birthing rooms, Bolivia sees way to cut maternal deaths (CSM)

Mother and child on pro-TIPNIS march in La Paz (credit: Dario Kenner)

By Sara Shahriari for The Christian Science Monitor. Link to original article, 18 July 2013 This article looks at new maternal health initiatives that aim to “improve maternal and child health by incentivizing childbirth with trained health professionals, be it in a hospital or at home”. One of these policies is to make Bolivian hospitals delivery rooms more like … Continue reading

New law mandates harsh penalties and broad services to address violence against women in Bolivia (AIN)

Protests against violence against women in Bolivia (credit: Stephanie Weiss)

By Andean Information Network. Link to original article, 21 March 2013 On March 9th 2013 the Bolivian government passed a new comprehensive and progressive law to combat violence against women.  The law includes preventative measures, wide-ranging services to survivors of abuse, and severe penalties for violence against women.  The law represents a great advance from previous legislation, which … Continue reading