The president of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), Maikel Moreno, held a meeting at the headquarters of the Supreme Court with representatives of feminist groups, with whom he set up a working group, where he ratified the intense and permanent struggle of the Venezuelan justice system to guarantee the rights of women and men in the country.
At the event, carried out at the headquarters of the TSJ, were the coordinator of the National Gender Justice Commission of the Judiciary, magistrate France Coello González, and magistrate Mónica Gioconda Misticchio Tortorella, member of the aforementioned commission and the Chamber of Justice Social Cassation of the High Court, according to press release from the TSJ.
After having heard and received the various requests and approaches of several of these grassroots organizations, including: “Tinta Violeta”, “Araña Feminista”, “Brigada Feminista Latinoamericana”, “Colectivo Tejiéndonos Mujeres”, “Comando Creativo”, “Diversidad UBV”, “Plataforma de la Lucha Campesina”, “Faldas R” and feminist individualities, Moreno said that every public official is obliged to receive complaints from the people in order to be able to provide prompt solutions in the fight against gender violence.
In addition, the president of the TSJ told the members of these groups that the magistrates that make up the different Chambers of the High Court are committed, within the scope of their powers, to guarantee access to justice for women victims of violence.
Finally, the members of the feminist organizations and groups that participated in the meeting, thanked Judge Maikel Moreno for opening the doors of the highest house of justice to receive them, listen to them and offer a timely response to their requests.
The Attorney General of the Republic, Tarek William Saab, also participated in the activity; the Ombudsman, Alfredo Ruíz; the vice president of the Commission on Women’s Rights of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Marelis Pérez Marcano; the Vice Minister of Productive Development for Women of the Ministry of Popular Power for Women and Gender Equality, Jackeline López; the undersecretary of the ANC and vice minister for the Protection of Women’s Rights of the aforementioned ministry, Carolys Helena Pérez González; and directors of the Public Ministry.
Translated by JRE/EF