Partners: CNAMIB - National Confederation of Indigenous Women of Bolivia
Stakeholders: 18,055 people in 248 communities
Indigenous People’s constitute the majority of the Bolivian population, yet the Indigenous People’s of Tierras Bajas are a minority and have thus faced exclusion and discrimination. The objective of this project is therefore important as it refers to the historical struggle that began in 1990, with the first Indigenous protest in the country: “For Territory and Dignity”. Since then, there has remained a struggle for recognition of territory and of the right to self-determination in exercise of autonomy.
These aspects translate into efforts to achieve collective land titling and the possibility of exercising autonomy and in the need to recognise the contributions of women in integral indigenous territorial management.
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