Metropolis and UCLG express concerns about incident suffered by the Caracas Mayor Helen Fernández

Metropolis and United Cities Local Governments (UCLG) expresses deep concerns and condemns recent aggression suffered by Mayor of Caracas, Helen Fernandez, and her team.

Metropolis and UCLG call for protection of the rule of law, gender equality and women political participation in local governments.

We call upon the Venezuelan authorities to ensure adequate protection of mayors and local government representatives that will allow them to continue working to meet the needs of the communities they represent and safeguard local democracy.