On October 2-4th, feminist movements and collectives from across Venezuela came together for the third National School of People’s Feminism. In the summary that follows, the People’s Feminist School details the workshops that were discussed, as well as their strategy for advancing feminist practices within the Bolivarian revolution, particularly in terms of the creation of the “anti-patriarchal” commune.
More than 200 women participated in the 2 meeting of Feminists and Women’s organisations held from Thursday 8 August to 11 August. Working groups were organised in order to discuss topics that contribute to feminist socialism.
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Sep 12th 2012
In Venezuela, more people are opposed to abortion than they are to violence in a relationship. 87% of Venezuelans would criticise a 17 year old teenager deciding to get an abortion, a figure which is just slightly less than those who identify as Christian. This is not just a reflection of how strong an influence the Church still has in Venezuela, but also of how small the gains have been for women in this revolution in terms of sexual rights.