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Women in Venezuela suffer greater human rights violations


Venezuela’s political and economic crises have human rights experts concerned about the country’s rate of gender violence, for which legal systems are in place but no government data is available. Luz Patricia Mejía, a lawyer at the Organization of the American States (OAS) and women’s rights expert, says there is reason to believe the rate of violence against women may be rising. Speaking at an event hosted by the Women’s Association of Guatemala in Madrid on Tuesday, Mejía said that while the political and economic crisis has impacted all sectors of society, women bear more of the burden on a variety of rights violations — particularly violence and abuse. More…

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