Omar Vázquez Heredia is a member of the Partido Socialismo y Libertad in Venezuela, and a professor at the Central University of Venezuela. He is the author of the book ‘La Cuestión Chavista. Estado Extractivista y Nación Petrolera’, the result of his PhD studies, where he presents a critical historical account of Chavismo regarding labor, agrarian, gender, settler-colonial and international relations issues. This interview by members of Venezuelan Workers Solidarity was carried out in writing in the week of April 27th.
By Xili Fernandez Photo credit: UquiraThis piece was originally published in Global Voices. However, the author incorporated some more info for this piece in Venezuelan Voices. Women transcend party politics to secure their rights in Venezuela In Venezuela, feminists seem to be achieving what no other movement in the country has accomplished in the past … Continue reading Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization
By Xili FernandezPhoto credit: Reuters, Manaure Quintero. The text in the woman's chest reads 'I disturb more naked than raped' Last week, multiple feminist groups in Merida, Maracaibo & Caracas invited people to participate in the globally famous performance of ‘Un violador en tu camino’ (a rapist in your way). Created by the Chilean interdisciplinary … Continue reading Venezuelan women in the wave of LasTesis
By Laclase.info Illegal abortion is a public health problem because it increases maternal mortality and has negative effects in women’s mental health. October 9th, 2019. Yesterday in the afternoon, at the headquarter of the Goethe Institute, in Caracas’ Altamira neighbourhood, organisations participating in the #MadreSiYoDecido (mother If I decide it) campaign proposed the need to … Continue reading Campaign #MadreSiYoDecido proposes the decriminalisation of abortion for women to decide over their bodies and stop them from dying in clandestine abortions
In Venezuela, abortion remains illegal, allowed only when the woman is at risk of dying. However, criminalization does not reduce the practice.
Despite policy advancements, Chavismo's reverence of women as mothers and caregivers may operate as a control mechanism, argues sociologist Anais D. López Caldera.