The Woman Warriors (1812)

On May 27, 1812, hundreds of freedom fighting women of Cochabamba, Bolivia, joined in the May 27, 1812 Battle of La Coronilla.  The women (and men) were fighting against the Spanish rulers in the Bolivian War of Independence.  The Bolivian War of Independence began in 1809 and lasted until 1825.  Bolivians celebrate Mother’s Day on May 27, to commemorate the valor of these women.