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  • Venezuelan women demonstrating in support of President Nicolas Maduro.

    Venezuelan women demonstrating in support of President Nicolas Maduro. | Photo: Reuters

The Venezuelan Minister for Women and Gender Equality Blanca Eekhout denounce right-wing opposition violence.

Women throughout Venezuela are meeting to debate new proposals for the constitutional process commissioned by President Nicolas Maduro for the National Constituent Assembly.

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"The weekend we are going to form women's assemblies for the Constituent Assembly throughout the national territory. We will not allow the victories, achievements and what women have accomplished within the revolution to be taken from us," said the Minister for Women and Gender Equality Blanca Eekhout.

From the Expo of Productive Venezuelan Woman at the Teresa Carreňo Theater in Caracas Saturday, Eekhout indicated that the debates will take place within the framework of the Congreso de la Patria, Women's Chapter.

The minister said she believed that Venezuelan women strongly reject the violence generated by right-wing forces seeking to oust the democratically-elected government.

The meeting is one of many, as assemblies of women around the country convene to determine the sectoral candidates for the ANC. According to the National Electoral Council, the ANC will be composed of 545 constituents; 181 sectoral and 364 territorial.

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