Women in Bolivia standing in a greenhouse
Where we work


The majority of Bolivia’s 10 million inhabitants belong to one of the country’s 36 indigenous peoples. When Bolivia drafted a new constitution in 2009, indigenous peoples and Afro-Bolivians were given a more prominent role, but their situation is still tough. Poverty is widespread and women are discriminated against.

In Bolivia, Diakonia supports organizations that work for human rights, equality and social and economic justice.

Human rights

Diakonia works for the rights of women and indigenous peoples, to strengthen human rights defenders and to ensure that political representatives at different levels honour their human rights promises.

Gender equality

Diakonia works to combat gender-based violence, especially violence against women, and supports organizations that provide legal support and disseminate knowledge about gender-based violence. We also work to increase knowledge and respect for sexual and reproductive rights.

Social and economic justice

Diakonia works for sustainable development and climate justice, for a better distribution of wealth and access to natural resources and with projects that increase women’s economic power and self-determination.

For more information

Patricia Telleria, Country Director Bolivia

Phone: +591 2 241 47 59