And he wasn’t the only one. Presidents of Tanzania and Haiti have both benefited from making women central to progress Selma James and Nina López Fri 8 Mar 2013 19.15 GMTFirst published on Fri 8 Mar 2013 19.15 GMT The funeral of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela took place on International Women’s Day – a fitting day of departure for “the president of…

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By Laura Sullivan, 9 January 20060 Comments3286 ReadsPrin Featured in Mute Vol 1, No. 29 – The Precarious Issue Venezuela’s ‘Bolivarian constitution’ contains a unique article (Article 88) recognising women’s unwaged work as economically productive. Wages For Housework (WFH) has been fighting for this recognition since 1972, and has participated in the annual Global Women’s Strike (GWS) since…

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Venezuela’s president has achieved a level of grassroots participation our politicians can only dream of Selma James Fri 13 Aug 2004 09.28 BSTFirst published on Fri 13 Aug 2004 09.28 BST Shares0Increasing numbers of people, especially the young, seem disconnected from an electoral process which, they feel, does not represent them. This is part of a general cynicism about…

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