“Buen Vivir: An Introduction From a Women’s Rights Perspective in Bolivia”, written by Martha Eugenia Lanza Meneses, a gender research fellow at Fundación Colectivo Cabildeo Bolivia, and edited by the Association for Women in Development, is part of a series leading up to the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development promoting different actions on development being implemented by feminist groups all over the world. This specific report is about Bolivia and its concept of buen vivir (living well, in English) which is the idea of protecting nature and its original form, shifting production and consumption to a different kind of development. The article presents the use of buen vivir in Bolivia’s public policies, and introduces the concept of gender by highlighting the patriarchal structure of decision-making in various communities. Photo credit: AWID