Bolivian women face significant discrimination. This discrimination is significantly greater for indigenous Bolivian women. Though recent laws have criminalised gendered violence, including spousal rape, Bolivian women still experience sexual assault, domestic violence, and work abuse. Though not part of any recent international conflicts, Bolivia recently weathered a longstanding internal conflict over the privatisation of gas. Bolivia ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1990. Bolivia is ranked as 17 of the 144 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) of 2017. Regarding the Arms Trade Treaty, Bolivia abstained from the vote on the adoption and has not yet signed or ratified it. Bolivia did not make commitments to the WPS Agenda in the 2017 Security Council Open Debate; nonetheless, the country spent $656.8 mln on its military. The United Nations is working hand in hand with the Bolivian government and civil society to improve the situation and encourage women's empowerment in Bolivia.