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Leading Role of Cuban Women in Society Highlighted

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Cubans across the island celebrated the 58th anniversary of the Federation of Cuban Women, the FMC, on Thursday.

 

Las Tunas, Cuba.- During the central ceremony for the anniversary, held in eastern Las Tunas, Teresa Amarelle Boué, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women, read a message from the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, José Ramón Machado Ventura.

In her remarks, Amarelle Boué pointed to the participation of the woman from Las Tunas in the tasks of the Revolution and evoked patriots of the independence struggles, such as Brígida Zaldívar, wife of Major General Vicente García, and Mambisa Tomasa Varona.

Teresa Amarelle, today noted the leading role of women in Cuba.

At the main event on the organization's anniversary, the lawmaker and a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), recalled that 53.2 percent of the members of the People's Power National Assembly are women, as well as 48 percent of top officials in the State leadership.

In addition, she noted Cuban women's participation and commitment to the process underway to reform the Constitution.

Amarelle noted the achievements made in terms of women's equality and empowerment in the transformations that have taken place in Cuba since the triumph of the Revolution on January 1, 1959.

The secretary general of the FMC noted that the 10th Congress of the Federation of Cuban Women will be held in March of next year and conveyed a message of solidarity to those in Latin America and the world fighting to eliminate sexism and discrimination.

The FMC's anniversary was commemorated by more than four million women. (RHC / PL)

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