The Emilia Wojtyla Shelter Bolivia transforms the lives of abused women and children by providing safety and support, instilling them with a sense of purpose, and empowering them to become self-sustaining.
In Bolivia, domestic abuse is startlingly common. 52.3%* of women admit to having experienced domestic physical abuse. In fact, Bolivia has the highest femicide rate in Latin America. Since domestic abuse is a societal norm in Bolivia, there are not many resources for women. The Emilia Wojtyla Shelter is one of the few of its kind in El Alto, Bolivia.
Our dream is to end violence against women and to heal the wounds that the abuse has left on women, men, and children. Our focus is on creating a sustainable change in our La Paz, Bolivia community and around the world.
Our team in Bolivia successfully saves, heals, and transforms the lives of women and children who have experienced violence.
Our shelter provides housing, food, education, emotional support, and career skills for the women and children to be able to live self-sustaining lives and end the cycle of abuse in Bolivia.
Years of Operation
Our team of staff and volunteers in Bolivia have been helping women and children to escape situations of abuse and rebuild their lives since 2012.
EWS Bolivia has saved countless lives and given hundreds of women and children a safe home.
Our teams located in Bolivia and the United States work tirelessly to support the women and children of EWS.