Our second year

By Venezuelan Voices As today is our page’s second anniversary, we’ll briefly review this year as it was covered by articles and journalistic reports published in Venezuelan Voices. It has been a year in which Venezuela has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the regime’s instrumentalization of it to impose further social control … Continue reading Our second year

On March 8 women took the streets against patriarchal violence, for a salary that is equal to the basic food basket & free, legal and safe abortion

By La Clase Photo credit: Melanie Agrinzones from Uquira On Monday March 8, 2021, day of the working woman, we women took the streets with voices in our necks filled with demands, denounces, requirements and proposals, expressing with banners, speeches, slogans, rallies, flyers, statements, debates, declarations, poetry and songs; this is how it happened in … Continue reading On March 8 women took the streets against patriarchal violence, for a salary that is equal to the basic food basket & free, legal and safe abortion

Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul

Original piece published in Venezuelanalysis The case of a young activist arrested for allegedly helping a 13-year-old rape victim terminate a pregnancy has galvanized feminist movements in Venezuela. Venus Faddoul is a lawyer and the director of 100% Estrógeno, an organization that focuses on women’s rights in Venezuela. Today Faddoul forms part of Vannesa Rosales’ defense … Continue reading Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul

To the streets again!

By Jefersson Leal Photo credit: All photos in this article are taken from Revista Cuerpo y Territorio. Sixty-four years ago, the student movement of Venezuela’s Central University (UCV) went on strike to break the silence against the military dictatorship led by Marcos Pérez Jiménez. A few days before that some high schools in Caracas had … Continue reading To the streets again!

Freedom for Vannesa Rosales now!

This manifesto promoted by feminist organizations from Merida, Venezuela, has been signed by more than 200 Latin American organizations. Venezuelanvoices.org has also signed and translated the manifesto to help in the outreach efforts. The original text in Spanish and its 8 pages of signatures can be read here. You may also read about this case … Continue reading Freedom for Vannesa Rosales now!

March 17th, during the second day of quarantine in Caracas. Credit: Adriana Loureiro Fernández for The New York Times

“The situation is very disgraceful for all” – An Interview with Omar Vázquez Heredia

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.

Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization

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

Venezuelan women in the wave of LasTesis

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

Campaign #MadreSiYoDecido proposes the decriminalisation of abortion for women to decide over their bodies and stop them from dying in clandestine abortions

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