Bolivia: Training on Rights, Governance and Political Participation, Project Update
Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2009
From MADRE's partner organization: International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI)
United and Strengthened
Training on Rights, Governance and Political Participation to Rural Indigenous Women of CNMCIOB
A Space for Empowering Political and Leadership Capacities
The International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) and the National Confederation of Rural Indigenous Women Originating from Bolivia Bartolina Sisa (CNMCIOB BS) joined forces for a political and leadership education workshop entitled: Training on Rights, Governance and Political Participation of Rural Indigenous Women of CNMCIOB, as the pilot-project for the IIWF/FIMI Indigenous Women's Global Leadership School.
The training process enriched the Political Participation capacity of Indigenous women in the context of opportunities created by the new Political Constitution of the Pluri-national State of Bolivia, especially on three distinct levels:
Dissemination Workshops: 12 - 14 August 2009, 18 Indigenous women leaders from 9 political administration departments in the Bolivian government gathered to discuss the new opportunities to increase Indigenous women's political capacities. Subsequently, each participant reproduced the knowledge gained through departmental workshops and as the local facilitators of national workshops.
Departmental Workshops: During the month of September, CNMCIOB BS organized workshops at each of the 9 administrative departments, according to their assembly schedules. At least 50 women participated in each of these workshops.
National Workshop: From 14 - 16 October 2009 in Cochabamba, Bolivia, over 100 Indigenous women leaders, local leaders and candidates in the December 2009 Elections of Bolivia, gathered to discuss the results from the local workshops, as well as the national application of new Indigenous women's leadership opportunities.
Upon completion of the training day, the sisters challenged each other to discuss and empower change in such areas as: electoral law, politica rights, political participation of Indigenous women, Indigenous women's human rights at the international level, international cooperation, governance and other important topics for the region.
The training process for the Indigenous women leaders was organized to articulate themes and methodology, and elaborated by IIWF/FIMI representative Antonia Agreda. This organization style allowed the mainstreaming of each individual's respective organizational processes in such way that will enable the women leaders to use this training as a frame of reference and a critical reflection of the new political situation in the country.
The workshops were greatly enriched by the participation of global leaders including: Mateo Martínez, International Relations Representative from Fondo Indigena; the Director of CNMCIOB 'Bartolina Sisas': Leonida Zurita; Rebeca Delgado, a former Constituent of Bolivia; and Evelyn Agreda a former General Minister of Bolivia.
Learn more about Demanding a Political Voice for Women, MADRE's project with FIMI in Bolivia.
Archives"Press Room" Home November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 April 2005 March 2005 November 2004 October 2004 April 2004 March 2004 January 2004 December 2003 October 2003 September 2003 June 2003 April 2003 January 2003 September 2002 June 2002 January 2002 November 2001 October 2001 September 2001 August 2001 January 2001
MADRE & Our Partners Make News
Iraqi government 'likely complicit' in persecution of LGBT community (The Guardian, November 19, 2014)
LGBT Iraqis face 'imminent risk of death' under Islamic State (Washington Blade, November 19, 2014)
Iraq: "When Coming Out is a Death Sentence" (San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, November 19, 2014)
The World's Obsession With Schoolgirls As Victims, And Why It's Putting Them In Danger (Think Progress, November 9, 2014)
Forbidden Talk - Prostitution in the Middle East (Levant TV, October 7, 2014)