The First Lady of Venezuela, Fabiana Rosales, recognized the work of women human rights defenders in Venezuela, called on them not to allow themselves to be used as an instrument of the dictatorial regime and to remain firm in the denunciation and protest against the violation of fundamental rights.
“You women, continue in the struggle for the defense of human rights, each one of you is indispensable to recover our Venezuela (…) women shouldn’t be forced to create criminal groups, to steal elections or to stain the First Lady, creating supposed combatants,” said Rosales de Guaidó.
She saluted the work of those women who are persecuted, imprisoned and tortured by the dictatorship, “freedom of thought can cost us dearly today in this country, we saw recently how our deputy Mariela Magallanes was exiled, this can not continue.”
She reiterated her call for a demonstration in view of the violations of the rights established in the Constitution, “we have to protest, about the lack of water, about (cooking) gas, about the political prisoners who are also mistreated (…) Not because there is a stained justice system, we have to stop denouncing.”
She also called for respect for women from every aspect of society, “the fact of being a woman, of being the so-called ‘weaker sex’ does not mean that we can be harassed, humiliated, persecuted. We are the majority, we can make great changes, but only if we do it together, not only women, but also with men.”