Humanity & Inclusion in Bolivia
Our team has worked in Bolivia since 2011 to promote social inclusion of people with disabilities and help them access rehabilitation care. Humanity & Inclusion also works to protect women and girls, including those with disabilities, from gender-based violence.
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Since 2005, the year Evo Morales was first elected President, Bolivian society and institutions have undergone a process of fundamental change. That election marked a decisive turning point in terms of the recognition and inclusion of the country’s 36 ethnic groups and indigenous cultures. Social and economic reforms were also initiated. Nevertheless, while Bolivia is a country with strong economic growth, inequality persists and people with disabilities remain excluded.
Areas of Intervention
- Economic inclusion
- Sexual and reproductive health
Humanity & inclusion's 8-person team in Bolivia works to help people with disabilities find gainful employment and improve their inclusion in society. In the municipalities of El Alto and La Paz, Humanity & Inclusion links people with disabilities with employment opportunities and runs training sessions on operating an inclusive workplace.
In Oruro, Potosí, Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz, and Cochabamba, we have set up several rehabilitation centers where we help train staff to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the rehabilitation services they need.
Our team provides people with disabilities, parents of people with disabilities, educators, and others with information on the reproductive and sexual rights of people with disabilities and issues such as gender-based violence. Humanity & Inclusion is working to develop a strategy to prevent and protect women from violence and abuse, with a focus on migrant and indigenous women as well as children with disabilities.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Bolivia since 2011. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve.
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In partnership with the Bolivian Ministry of Health, Humanity & Inclusion to set up seven rehabilitation centers in the country's poorest regions: Potosi and Oruro.
Disaster risk reduction
Bolivia is highly exposed to natural disasters, including droughts and floods. Humanity & Inclusion previously provided support to local authorities and members of civil protection services to ensure that they take people with disabilities, children, aging people and other populations with specific needs into account when forming emergency preparedness plans.