A compelling article in the recent NewStatesman charts the incongruity in the Venezuelan leader’s stance vis-à–vis women’s rights and his feminist agenda:
Hugo Chávez calls for the empowerment of women through his socialist political project the Bolivarian Revolution. At the World Social Forum in January he announced that “true socialism is feminist”. But women’s rights groups say that the government is dragging its feet on the issue of violence against women. “If the president is really feminist, he should be investing in improving the system for women to access justice.” [Source]
On the positive side since January, 29 new courts have been established with a focus on gender-based violence.
Change is slow, but coming.
Read the full article here.