Venezuela: "The law is there, let's use it" Ending domestic violence in Venezuela

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: AMR 53/001/2008

The introduction in 2007 of the Organic law on the right of women to a life free of violence has helped strengthen women’s access to their human rights in Venezuela. However, there has been a gap between what the law has promised and its implementation in practice. This report focuses on the 2007 law. Although the law covers many different aspects and manifestations of violence against women, this report concentrates on the specific issue of violence against women in the family.

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