Art Exhibition: ‘I am a woman, my story also counts!’.

We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striken the women around us are. – Rupi Kaur   March 8th, the ‘International Women’s Day’, an extremely important day for the women in the shelter. A day of recognition for ALL women who have experience violence of any form. The 20th, of April the Pintar en Bolivia […]

Focus: Stories of the Artists!

-by Rebeca Alguilar Walkley-   Art allows the unspeakable to be spoken. – Artwell Art Therapy This young lady never had much care from her mother, who spent a lot time in a psychiatric centres. Her violent stepfather took care of her. On top of that, her recently born son was diagnosed with a heart […]

Focus: Stories of the Artists.

-by Rebeca Aguilar Walkley-   Art as a language This woman from the rural and isolated area of Bolivia, 34 years of age, only speaks Quechua (one of Bolivia’s indigenous languages). Before coming to the house she lived with her 4 children and other family in countryside house, which was just one room. The conditions […]

What women they are!

– by Rebeca Aguilar Walkley –   What are your needs as a woman? What are your rights as a woman? How does it feel to be a woman? What makes you powerful? What makes you beautiful? What are your qualities?   I expected these questions to be challenging for the women at the shelter. […]

How Pintar en Bolivia embraces ‘International Women’s Day’

-By Lisan van der Wal   We will not keep our silence anymore! It’s time for us women to unite and make ourselves strong! During one of the weekly Art Therapy sessions I was undertaking at a shelter for women victims of sexual-, physical-, psychological- and economical violence, I asked the participants to choose an […]

Read about Marthy and her experience with Pintar en Bolivia

I’m Marthy from Luxembourg and currently I’m living here in Cochabamba. Since October 2016 I’m working on the project ‘Centro de Atención a la Mujer’, short ‘CAM’. It’s a shelter and support house for women who experienced physical, psychological, sexual and/or economical violence. In January I helped Lisan to get in contact with the management […]