Bolivarian Government exposes to ECLAC policies to confront the pandemic

The Minister of People’s Power for Women and Gender Equality, Asia Villegas, participated this Wednesday, April 8, in the video conference of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) with the purpose of evaluating the situation of the country before the COVID -19 pandemic and its differential impact on women.

In her speech, Minister Villegas highlighted the twenty measures that the Bolivarian Government has taken to protect all the People and to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Among them, were highlighted the “Stay at home” campaign and the bond protection system through the Carnet de la Patria (Homeland card).

She stressed that at this particular moment, the home becomes a seat for public policies, education, violence prevention, as well as for recreation and food production.

Heroine Women:

The head of the Women’s office, Asia Villegas, stressed that the strength of women emerges in all the difficult situations that the country has experienced, and we have seen it personified in the “Cocineras de la Patria” (Cooking Women of the Homeland), for example. Currently we observe how during the house-by-house deployment for the diagnosis of COVID-19 “it is the women who guide the process”.

It is “heroicity in everyday life”, what characterizes the tireless work of women in different spaces, she said.

On the other hand, she explained that one of the priorities is the prevention of violence, which is why on March 27, the “Quarantine Free of Violence” campaign was activated, which provides support to women in the event of violence from gender. The Ven911 telephone number is the direct contact channel, and in parallel, the teams in the regions have been strengthened in order to provide a timely response.