Bolivia
Bolivia
Population
10,496,285
Region
Latin America & Caribbean
Income Group
Lower middle income
Female Population
5,255,566
% of Women in the Workforce
66%

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Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Art. 14
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? YesNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Art. 14
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Art. 8
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Arts. 190-2
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? YesNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Arts. 190 and 410
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
If personal law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Quotas  
What are the legal quotas for women on corporate boards? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in parliament? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in local government? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Rights of married and unmarried women  
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesDecreto Supremo No. 24423 de 1996, Art. 90
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesDecreto Supremo No. 24423 de 1996, Art. 90
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesResolucion Administrativa SEGIP/DGE/No. 095/2011m Arts. 1.2 and 1.3
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesResolucion Administrativa SEGIP/DGE/No. 095/2011m Arts. 1.2 and 1.3
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
The Family Code allows a husband to prevent his wife from working. While the highest court has ruled the provision as unconstitutional, the law has yet to be amended to reflect this. Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man?
NoCodigo de Familia, Art. 99
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Arts. 141 y 144
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Arts. 141 and 144
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? YesNueva Constitución Política del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Arts. 142 - 144
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? NoNo applicable provisions could be located
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? YesCódigo de Familia (Ley Nº 996 de 1998), Art. 147