Gregoria Apaza Center for the Promotion of Women

Gregoria Apaza aims to decrease the vulnerability of young women in La Paz/El Alto by addressing gender-based violence and its related risks in terms of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The organisation works to increase awareness and provide information on risks around violence against women, unwanted pregnancies, maternal mortality, and the available services to protect themselves. They directly address the needs of young women in relation to gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as economic empowerment.

They have created several girl sport programmes, including martial arts, judo and football, and conduct workshops to enhance self-esteem, educate on violence against women, women’s rights, economic empowerment and sexual and reproductive health and rights.