On Tuesday, at the 59th United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva, Switzerland, chairperson Nicole Ameline praised Venezuela’s efforts and success in increasing gender equality.
By Arlene Eisen – Venezuelanalysis.com, May 26th 2014
Outsiders rarely visit Quebrada Fo Fa, an Afrodescendant community some 30 kilometers of unpaved road away from the main highway between Caracas and the better known coastal towns of Barlovento. On May 22, staff from the Afrodescendant Group of the National Institute of Women (INAMUJER), based in Caracas, travelled to Quebrada Fo Fa to establish ties with community members there.
When we talk about Mother’s Day, the first thing that comes to mind is an image of a loving woman, dedicated to the her home and family. But since the Revolution came to Venezuela, that vision has taken on another hue, women’s rights have been reclaimed within society, through an unprecedented judicial framework intent on defending gender equality.