Did you know that four out of five branches of government in Venezuela are led by women? That’s right, President Chavez happens to be the only man at the helm of the Venezuelan state. The judicial, legislative, electoral, and citizens’ branches are all run by women.
More interesting though is that this seems to be reflective of an overall trend showing a higher level of participation by women in activities that directly impact society. So, from top governmental posts down to community organizations women are making their mark.
Aloha Nunez (pictured here greeting boy in South Dakota), who we reported was visiting the US earlier this week, is a good case in point. As Viceminister of People’s Power for Indigenous Communal Territory in Urban Zones, she exemplifies the level of female empowerment and leadership taking place in that country today.
To find out more about the advances being made by women in Venezuela check out our fact sheet.