2022-11-28 BOLIVIA

FMSI follows the project promoting children’s and women’s rights in Bolivia

A member of the FMSI team, Maria Rita Pala, has visited Bolivia to monitor the Project “Rights of children and women in Bolivia: follow-up of the recommendations of the UN bodies” carried out together with the Marists of the country, the Secretariat of Solidarity and CCGI (International Catholic Center of Geneva). The project, financed by Misean Cara, aims to improve access to human rights by implementing the recommendations of the UPR (Universal Periodic Review) on the subject. The focus is on gender-based violence, child labor, and children’s right to participation.

The project is nearing the end of its implementation and is achieving all its objectives by carrying out the planned activities, despite the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the project, beneficiaries are developing critical skills that will enable them to effectively monitor the implementation of their rights.

FMSI‘s visit to Bolivia was also an opportunity to visit the schools run by the Marist Brothers in Cochabamba and meet the children, teachers, and principals of the schools. The meeting was an opportunity to present FMSI, the activities it has carried out in 15 years and its objectives for the future, which will always have the same focus: to make the world a better place for the children and young people of the geographical and existential peripheries.

On November 20, on World Children’s Day and the 33rd anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, FMSI participated in the March for the Rights of the Child in Cochabamba. With the children, for the sake of the children.


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