The Ambassador to Argentina, Elisa Trotta Gamus, assured that being a woman deprived of liberty (euphemism for imprisoned) in Venezuela is “a nightmare”.
“Venezuelan detention centers have become centers for human rights violations,” she said, noting that there are 15 women political prisoners in the country.
The Venezuelan diplomat stated that women have been one of the hardest hit by the crisis and the dictatorship in Venezuela.
“Never, since we conquered democracy, had women been so mistreated. That has been chavismo. Change is urgent!” She stated.
The Commissioner before the United Nations Organization, Miguel Pizarro, assured that women deprived of liberty in Venezuela suffer even more from the precarious conditions of detention, under the complicit gaze and inaction of the State.
The Venezuelan Prison Observatory (OVP) in the forum “Situation of women deprived of liberty” detailed how the rights of women in prison are violated since in the country’s prisons there are no inclusive gender policies, and these do not have adequate infrastructure for their imprisonment.