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Bolivia Just Made It Legal for Citizens To Change Their Gender on Official Identity Documents

by Amanda Machado Jul 29, 2016

Bolivia joined Argentina, Uruguay, and Colombia as the only countries in Latin America to allow its citizens to change their gender on identity documents. Many are calling it a much-needed first step in the right direction towards LGBTQ rights.

Bolivia has already made huge progress in the area of women’s rights: women make up just more than half of the national assembly. This makes Bolivia second in the entire world for most female lawmakers in a national legislature (Only Rwanda has more).

Still, many activists argue that Bolivia still has a long way to go in terms of women and LGBTQ rights. Read the full article in the Washington Post here.

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