The deputy of the National Assembly (NA), Liz Jaramillo, said Tuesday during the ordinary session of the parliament that the Venezuelan State does not guarantee the security of women due to its “machismo”.
Jaramillo said that of all the cases of femicide that occur in Venezuela, the State leaves 98 percent unpunished.
“The Ministry of Women’s Affairs is an empty shell that unfortunately has not been used to generate public policies that will reverse all this social backwardness in Venezuela and abroad. On the contrary, it has been an accomplice to the economic vulnerability that thousands of women suffer today and have been forced to migrate in a climate of terrible insecurity,” she said.
The parliamentarian said that the Maduro regime has promoted the economic vulnerability of many of the women who have been victims of violence today.
“Today we have the highest rates of infant mortality and teenage pregnancy in Venezuela due to the lack of public policies,” she added.
She also recalled that the report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights showed that 11.9% of the Venezuelan child population is at risk of malnutrition.
“We are 28 days away from January 2020 and there are already 26 reported femicides in Venezuela, this is a national alert,” she said.
Jaramillo, on behalf of the Sub-Commission on Women and Gender Equality of the National Assembly, proposed to resume the drafting of the Law on Trafficking and Smuggling of Women and People, “it is a commitment we must make to respond to the unfortunate forced migration of Venezuelan women in vulnerable situations,” she ended.