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June 25, 2005

Indigenous Leader Demands Rights in Bolivia

Leonida Zurita Vargas, president of Global Fund grantee, the Coordinating Committee of Peasant Women of the Tropic of Cochabamba (COCAMTROP), participated in recent demonstrations in La Paz demanding the nationalization of Bolivia’s energy resources and constitutional reform, including rights for peasants and indigenous people. During the past month of protests, Leonida was also invited to speak to the European Parliament in Belgium about the current situation in Bolivia. Working in a region that has been heavily militarized by the “War on Drugs,” COCAMTROP is engaging women to change harmful government policies, and reduce domestic violence and poverty. Learn more about COCAMTROP http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/work/grants/maps.html?profile=cocamtrop

Posted by Kavita Ramdas on June 25, 2005 to Global Fund Grantees in Action | Permalink


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