Carmen Trujillo, the Bolivian Minister of Labour since January 2010 is a former participant at the Centre in Turin. In August 2009, she represented her ministry in a week-long workshop on tripartite commissions organised in Asuncion, Paraguay, “Tripartism and equal opportunities in the Southern Cone and Central America: Workshop to develop skills and share the experiences of tripartite commissions on equal opportunities and treatment in the Southern Cone, with the participation of tripartite delegations from Central America”.
The first woman to be appointed to this position in the history of Bolivia, Carmen Trujillo is highly committed to the promotion of gender equality and decent work. She started working very young and was a trade union leader before joining the Ministry of Labour where she created the Tripartite Commission on equal opportunities. A first among Andean countries, the Commission was set up in September 2009 by mutual commitment of all parties. Its objective is to establish a social dialogue between the government, workers and employers.