By Xili Fernandez Photo credit: Feminist assembly in Caracas, March 8, 2022. Jose Daniel Ramos. IG: @danielj2511 A lot has happened in the Venezuelan feminist movement since March 8, 2021. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic and just a month and a half after protesting in the streets on that March 8, the #Metoo wave … Continue reading #8M2022: A day of reckoning for Venezuela’s feminist movement
Images: Uquira. Image reads 'We need each other united' Two weeks ago, the #MeToo movement erupted in Venezuela (under the slogan #YoTeCreo - 'I believe you') with hundreds of testimonies disclosing cases of harassment and sexual violence, committed mostly by men against minors and women. Accusations started with Alejandro Sojo, singer of Los Colores, and … Continue reading Public declaration of the Venezuelan feminist movement on the MeToo
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
In Venezuela, abortion remains illegal, allowed only when the woman is at risk of dying. However, criminalization does not reduce the practice.