Study of the Socioeconomic Baseline of Women in Bolivian Mining
A common feature of these women's groups is their poor public visibility and little recognition of their economic, social, and family contribution. Women miners are discriminated against in various fields, including labor, and are also victims of different forms of violence. At the same time, they have insufficient information about their rights and obligations in the mining field, labor, and women's rights.
Source: ``Study of the Socioeconomic Baseline of Women in Bolivian Mining`` / Solidaridad and Cumbre del Sajama.
Lourdes Forra, a barranquillera of the Asociación de Mujeres Multiactiva 27 de Mayo de Chima, in Tipuani
``As barranquilleras, the main disease we suffer from is cervical cancer because we work in mercury-contaminated waters.``