Though rich in mineral and energy resources, Bolivia is one of South America's poorest countries.
Indigenous people groups, who comprise almost 60 per cent of the population, are most affected by inequality and poverty. They are less likely to have access to education, health care, or water for household use.
Indigenous women and children are particularly vulnerable – around 50 per cent of women report experiencing physical abuse or intimidation.
According to Unicef and the International Labour Organisation, more than half of Bolivia’s children are employed or forced into work, often in dangerous conditions. These children are also at risk of trafficking for sexual exploitation, domestic work and mining.