International Women’s Day! Cuban Women: Accomplished and Celebrated

Teresa Amarelle Boué, Party Political Bureau member and FMC secretary general states that March 8 this year provides an opportunity to participate in the consultation underway of the new Families Code, and reaffirm the principles of equality and non-discrimination

Author: Maby Martinez Rodriguez | informacion@granmai.cu

february 24, 2022 09:02:59

In Cuba, there is no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, than the growing activism of accomplished women in a society that increasingly offers more opportunities to play a leading role.
Almost a year after the entry into force – precisely on March 8 – of the National Program for the Advancement of Women, the cornerstone of efforts to develop policies that better support Cuban women, more than 55,000 joined the workforce in 2021, and 53,000 young women became new members of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), which includes 91% of women over 14 years of age on the island.
This development was highlighted by Teresa Amarelle Boué, member of the Party Political Bureau and FMC secretary general, who stated that March 8 this year provides an excellent opportunity to participate in the popular consultation underway of the draft Families Code, and reaffirm the principles of equality and non-discrimination.
She recalled that it was on March 8, 1975 when Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro Ruz officially presented the Family Code currently in effect to Vilma Espín Guillois, founding leader of the FMC.
Amarelle Boué announced that International Women’s Day will be celebrated for several weeks, February 24 through March 15, with a broad program of activities that will also be dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Young Communists League and the centenary of the Federation of University Students.

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