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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces New "Humane Birth" Plan

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the new pregnancy program during an event at the presidential palace in Caracas. (

The National Humane Birth Plan will provide free midwife services and other assistance to women during pregnancy.

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Venezuelans Participate in International Women's Day Strike 8M

VA attended International Women's Day events in Barquisimeto, Lara state, that highlight key demands of the Venezuelan women's and feminist movements.

 

 

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Venezuela's Women's Ministry: Working to Reverse Damage Done by Capitalist Patriarchy

Maria Eugenia Acero Colomines, National Coordinator for Culture and Gender at the Venezuelan Ministry for Women and Gender Equal

Venezuelanalysis put three questions to Maria Eugenia Acero Colomines, National Coordinator for Culture and Gender at the Venezuelan Ministry for Women and Gender Equality on International Women’s Day.

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Achievements of a Black, Working Class Transgender Woman

Rummie Quintero holds a sign reading, "I am the revolution." (Archive)

In this interview, Rummie Quintero details her trials and triumphs as a transwoman and her hopes for transgender rights in Venezuela.

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Abortion and Economic War: Revolution, Reproductive Rights, and Venezuela’s Crisis

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In this interview, Venezuela's Network for Safe Abortion discusses the impact of the economic crisis on women's right to choose as well as the statistics behind its growing abortion helpline.

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Venezuela Mourns Loss of Feminist Revolutionary Nora Castañeda

Nora Castañeda was one of Venezuela’s most celebrated feminist activists (PSUV)

Condolences and tributes have been pouring in from across Venezuela following news of Castañeda’s death on Saturday night.  

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Venezuela’s Maduro Vows Equal Gender Representation for Parliament on International Women’s Day

2500 women from throughout Venezuela attended Sunday's congress, debating heated issues ranging from same-sex marriage to a

A series of other measures put forward by Venezuela’s National Women’s Congress were also approved by the president, who called for a debate on legalising same-sex marriage and abortion. 

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Venezuela Celebrates International Day to End Violence Against Women, Inaugurates Shelters

The official ceremony on Tuesday. (VTV)

Yesterday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro signed a law recognizing femicide as a form of hate crime, and inaugurated two women’s shelters at a widely attended event in the nation’s capital.

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UN Women’s Conference in Geneva Highlights Venezuela’s Efforts Toward Gender Equality

A Venezuelan public media journalist breastfeeds as she works. Motherhood is celebrated in Venezuela with the third longest paid

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.

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Afrodescendant Group of Venezuela’s National Institute of Women Make Contact with Remote Community

From left to right: Yeisenia Soto, Gisela León and school staff. Photo by Arlene Eisen

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.

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