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Venezuelan women: Revealing figures on the road to equality💜

On this International Women's Day, it is essential not only to celebrate the successes of Venezuelan women but also to analyze in depth the figures that reflect the challenges that still persist in their quest for equality. Behind every statistic there is a face, a story, and an indomitable commitment to overcome adversities and build a more equitable future.

Educational Challenges:

Figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) reveal a challenging picture in access to education for Venezuelan women. The 20% increase in the school dropout rate among adolescent girls in the last three years is a wake-up call. These young women, facing an economic crisis and lack of resources, are being hindered in their right to education.

Behind these numbers are girls in rural areas, where 35% of women have limited access to educational opportunities. UNICEF highlights the persistent gap, underscoring the urgent need to address specific inequalities in these less urbanized regions.

Persistent Wage Gap:

The battle against the wage gap is also reflected in stark numbers. Despite gender equality laws in the workplace, Venezuelan women earn 23% less in similar jobs, according to the World Bank. In addition, the low representation of women in leadership roles, with only 25% of positions in companies held by women, according to the Ministry of Labor, highlights the need for structural change.

Technology, a key sector, presents an even more pronounced gap, with women earning up to 30% less than their male counterparts, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC). These figures underscore the urgency of addressing gender disparities in strategic sectors.

Gender Violence: More than Numbers, Stories of Resilience:

Statistics from the National Demographic and Health Survey (ENDESA), which indicate that 42% of women have experienced some form of gender-based violence, reveal a grim reality. Behind these numbers, there are stories of pain and resilience that demand immediate action. Human trafficking, affecting 65% of women and girls according to UNODC, highlights the urgent need to address gender-based violence in all its forms.

Women's Empowerment in Numbers:

Despite these challenges, Venezuelan women are writing a story of empowerment. The Observatory of Women's Political Participation reports a significant increase in female political participation in the last municipal elections, reaching 49% of candidates.

Organizations such as "Mujer Emprende" are making a difference on the ground, providing financial support to more than 500 women entrepreneurs in the last two years. This economic boost not only benefits individual women entrepreneurs but also has a positive impact on the local economy.

On this Women's Day, these numbers and statistics remind us that the road to equality is paved with eye-opening numbers. Behind every statistic is a brave woman fighting for her right to equality. It is time to recognize these realities, raise our voices against inequality and work together to build a future where Venezuelan women can reach their full potential.

Happy Women's Day, together we are stronger💜

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