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Introduction

In order to better understand CCIMCAT`s development as an institution, we have compiled the most significant events of our history. Likewise, we have identified five milestones in that point to two tendencies: the first emphasizes our initial mandate and the second stresses our works strategy and organizational structure.

The period between 1980 and 1985 in Bolivia was characterized by political and economic instability, rising poverty in rural areas, which was heightened by the drought of 1983 and subsequent migrations to urban centers. Consequently, The Federación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos de Tarija (rural workers union of Tarija) was founded in addition to several grassroots women's and local organizations. These events were predecessors to the foundation of the "Formación de la Mujer Campesina en el Departamento de Tarija" project (education for the rural women of Tarija), whose goal was to eliminate the marginalisation of rural women.