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Equality Now to Address Bolivia’s Sexual Violence Crisis at Conference

Non-profit organization Equality Now will live stream a hearing on May 8 on how best to raise awareness and seek justice for adolescent sexual violence survivors in Bolivia. The statistics on sexual violence against women and girls in the country are nothing short of staggering.

Bolivia has the second highest rate of sexual violence in all of South America, with 70 percent of women having been victims of sexual violence. In the first six months of 2015, it was reported that 94 percent of sexual assault victims were girls under the age of 18. In 2016, the country had the highest pregnancy rates in Latin America.

To watch Equality Now’s live stream of their presentation on these issues, click here.

Equality Now has been advocates for the protection and promotion of rights for women and girls since 1992.

 

The hearing will take place at the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in Kingston, Jamaica.