CARE started working in Bolivia in 1976 with the construction of rural water systems. Over the years, in order to respond to the emerging needs of the poor population, we expanded our program areas to include health care, education, infrastructure and agriculture development actions.
Currently, our portfolio in Bolivia includes projects in sexual and reproductive health and rights, alternative and intercultural education, HIV-AIDS, disaster preparedness, emergency relief, conservation and development, food security, rural income generation, primary health care, family planning, community organization, women’s empowerment, local economic development in urban contexts, child labor prevention, and natural resources management.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
Climate Change (Adaptation) in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru
September 2012 Issue of CARE's Poverty Environment & Climate Change Network Newsletter
Mapping Emerging Trends and Risk Hotspots
We believe that the greatest remaining obstacles to girls’ education were not a lack of schools or teachers, but the low social status in which girls are held.