Bolivia must “emphasize” the structural roots of gender violence

The Specialized Prosecutor's Office for Crimes against Life and Personal Integrity on Monday announced that 70 femicides have been registered in Bolivia this year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Femicide cases in Bolivia are on the rise and total 70 so far this year, an issue that for organizations such as the Coordinadora de la Mujer (Women's Coordinator) is the result of "insufficient" prevention efforts and the acceptance of factors such as alcohol abuse and jealousy as a justification for gender violence.

The average number of victims of male violence, almost 10 per month from January 1 through July 31, is a cause for concern for women's rights organizations in a country with a population of 11.2 million.

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