Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Union of Women Parliamentarians of Bolivia (UMPABOL)
(March 1998 - December 2014)


Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Created on 24 March 1998 (Resolution 212/9798) with members including current and former female MPs.

The mandate of the women's caucus has not been renewed since convening of the 2015 legislature.


Issues dealt with by the caucus
UMPABOL has driven the adoption of laws aimed at greater equality and protection of women, including: the Law on the Right to a Life Free of Violence for Women (2013), the Law Against Political Harassment and Violence Against Women (2012), the Comprehensive Law Against Trafficking in Persons (2012), and the Law Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination (2010).

UMPABOL also promoted the National Framework for Gender Equality which instilled requirements around women's access and participation in politics.

Contact information for the Committee

Marianela Paco, Chairperson
Unión de Mujeres Parlamentarias de Bolivia, Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional, Plaza Murillo
Le Paz
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)