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ACOBOL Association of Women Council Members and Mayors of Bolivia

Region: 
Latin America and the Caribbean
Member since: 
September 2020

The Association of Women Councilors and Mayors of Bolivia (ACOBOL) is a national entity representing the country's women councilors and mayors and an integral part of the Municipal Associative System (SAM) and is also a representative body as a civil society organization. ACOBOL, since its creation on August 13, 1999, has been constituted as an associative body, whose role and purpose have been directly and actively related to the promotion and political positioning of women at the municipal level.
ACOBOL is a non-profit, multiparty and pluralistic civil entity made up of nine Department Level Associations (ACOs) that are articulated in the network to the national parent entity for the institutional and political representation of the Councilors and Mayors regarding their rights and emerging interests of an elected authority and the exercise of the corresponding mandate in the Municipal Autonomous Governments (GAM) and the construction of municipal equity.
ACOBOL, for 21 years, has worked in defense of women's political rights, in incorporating the gender equality approach in development planning at the municipal level and in reducing inequality gaps, at the same time, contributing to the strengthening of capacities in the public management of its affiliated authorities.

OBJECTIVES
Represent and defend the rights and interests of all its members, by strengthening their management towards equity and sustainable human development, in exercising their rights as established in the Political Constitution of the State, and proclaiming their aspirations for political participation in equal conditions without any type of discrimination of race, culture, ethnicity, level of education or municipality to which they belong.

MISSION
Promote and encourage the participation of women in decision-making process at the municipal level, enabling their empowerment and the incorporation of the gender equality perspectives in municipal level planning and development, which can allow the construction of an equitable society between men and women.

VISION
A society with a political participation system that allows equal opportunities between men and women, prioritizing equitable human development and a new transparent policy practice in order to improve the quality of life in municipalities.

STRATEGIC LINES OF ACTION

  • Construction of municipal public policies to reduce inequality gaps through gender justice.
  • Political representation and defense of the political rights of democratically elected female authorities at the municipal level.
  • Strengthening technical capacities of women authorities in building municipal regulations and policies, in favor of families, women, girls, boys, youth, adults and the elderly