The goal of the project is to empower indigenous communities and local authorities to prevent, investigate and respond to human trafficking violations in four municipalities in Bolivia. The project will also emphasize outreach to indigenous officials and the incorporation of indigenous systems into anti-trafficking efforts. In partnership with Bolivian civil society organization Fundación Construir, PADF will train a team of rural indigenous women as Community Defenders (Defensoras Comunitarias) to educate, advocate, and coordinate antitrafficking actions and encourage cooperation between government agencies. These women will be vital in reaching rural, underdeveloped communities where trafficking is a major problem.
La Paz, Oruro and Cochabamba departments