Latin America Takes Action on International Women’s Day

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Bolivian President Evo Morales offered women in his country his “deep admiration.” | Photo: ABI

 Venezuela launched a new National Union for Women while Chile announced a new Women’s Ministry

venezuela iwd 2015Latin American women brought International Women’s Day to life Sunday with a range of demonstrations, events and initiatives.

Venezuela celebrated the day by founding the National Union of Women, to contribute and fortify the country’s socialist ideals.

See the teleSUR special on International Women’s Day

“Today, 8 March, the National Union of Women will be born, as the highest expression of feminist force towards socialism,” President Nicolas announced via his official Twitter account.

Furthermore, Maduro called on Venezuelans to respect sexual diversity.

“No one should hide who they are,” he said, during a special Congress for Women, attended by 8,000 women from around the country, including from the LGBTI community.

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