To encourage the equal participation of men and women in every aspect of social life.

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Ministry for Women and Gender Affairs
Key objectives of the measure:

To seek the consolidation of women’s movements in Venezuela. To support the participation of women and LGBT individuals in politics to build the Popular Power. To promote the creation of women’s organizations based on specific characteristics, such as ethnicity, socio-economic and geographic situation, maternity, occupational and functional diversity, and sexual orientation.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

More than 8,642 women from all over the country participated through state-level assemblies and meetings in the design of tools to identify needs and possibilities around the issues of equality, gender equity and non-discrimination. Among the results were two development programs titled “We Are Diversity” and “Public Policies on Gender Equity”, and the update of the study programs included in the “Argelia Laya” National Plan of Feminist Education.      

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

275 state level and national organizational meetings with women’s organizations and movements, and 28 reports on agreed activities and projects.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The project received an average of US$ 155,000 per year, from the regular national budget and supplemental appropriations.

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