Bolivian dating customs
Since men are generally more educated than women, especially among the indigenous population, the high illiteracy rate make it difficult for women to learn the dominant language Spanish which disables them to participate in the labor market.In the 19th century, the 1830 civil code of Bolivia oversaw women's rights in the country.Although the Constitution of Bolivia guarantees equal rights for women and men, women in Bolivia face struggles and discrimination in several aspects of their lives.According to the Human Development Report published by the Office of the United Nations Development Programme, in Bolivia "men receive more and better education than women, receive increased and better health assistance than women, and have the possibility to generate greater income while working less..we consider that women, as opposed to men, also have..almost exclusive responsibility for domestic work".As of 2010, half of Morales' political cabinet consists of women.Morales stated that he had dreamt of the opportunity to have half the cabinet members be women, and called a "homage," to the women in his family.Adela Zamudio(AZ) is known as a group of women that seeks to empower and educate indigenous women about structure in community development work among men and women, and also to let them know how to be involved in that.The purpose of AZ was to have indigenous women to participate more in development work in a political manner.
For them, it would steal the opportunity away from their husbands. A project was created for women to have an economic opportunity to help them earn income, and advance in economic development.
The General Labor Act of 1939 gave women protection regarding labor relations.
A constitutional amendment in 1949 stated that men and women were equal.
Since the empowerment of women in government in Bolivia, more than 200 organizations that fall under the umbrella of the Coordinadora de la Mujer have been started.
These organizations are involved in policy change and law making.