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Bolivia's women protected by new abuse law

Violence against women to be punished with up to 30 years in prison in bid to halt widespread domestic abuse.

Last Modified: 24 Apr 2013 04:54
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The United Nations says that Haiti and Bolivia have the highest rates of violence against women anywhere in the world. 
 
In Bolivia, surveys have found that around 70 percent of women suffer some form of abuse, but the government has recently passed a new law aiming to protect them. 
 
Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from La Paz.

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