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Violence Against Women

Office of International Women's Issues
La Paz, Bolivia
May 6-9

Senior Coordinator Andrea Bottner traveled to La Paz, Bolivia where she led a panel discussion on violence against women, along side: Dr. Rosario Cortez, a health professional from the NGO CIES; Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) Deputy, Elizabeth Salguero; Maria Elena Escobar, the Director of the Family Protection Brigade; and Liz Escobar, a lawyer with the NGO Cidem. There were also about 70 people in attendance. Bottner also met with Human Rights Ombudsman, Waldo Albarracin;Vice Minister of Justice, Maruja Machaca; Podemos Vice-Presidential Candidate(2005) and Bolivian Journalist, Maria Duchen; MAS Deputy Elizabeth Salguero and NGO representatives at Congress; Gregoria Apaza, a women's empowerment NGO; as well as visited the Family Protection Brigade Headquarters during her visit.  (State Department photo)

Senior Coordinator Andrea Bottner traveled to La Paz, Bolivia where she led a panel discussion on violence against women, along side: Dr. Rosario Cortez, a health professional from the NGO CIES; Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) Deputy, Elizabeth Salguero; Maria Elena Escobar, the Director of the Family Protection Brigade; and Liz Escobar, a lawyer with the NGO Cidem.


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