Women and the Cuban Revolution: A Revolution Within the Revolution

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 23:00

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)


A Revolution Within the Revolution

Film, Live Music & Poetry
>> An evening featuring political and cultural presentations from women around the world!

The Cuban revolution of 1959 opened a new era for Cuban women, which
Fidel Castro in 1966 stated “has meant a double liberation” for women,
“who were discriminated against not only as workers but also as
women.” Under the Cuban revolution women have advanced the struggle
for women's rights, starting immediately after the triumph of the
revolution. Women in Cuba are guaranteed equal pay, universal
childcare, and it is enshrined into law with Cuba's Family Code Bill
that participation in household work should be equal. The results
today are that Cuban women make up 43% of Parliament, and 60% of
professional and technical workers. Cuban women have also achieved the
impressive rank of third highest in the world for the percentage of
women in government.

The “Revolution within the Revolution” is what Fidel called the fight
for women's rights in Cuba, and it is a revolution which is thriving
and moving forward even today, for Cuban women and the world-wide
struggle of for women's rights!

Featuring International Greetings from:
> Miraly González González – First Secretary and Political Attaché of the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa
> Carolina Escarrá – International Relations of the Youth of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (JPSUV)

Some Remarks and Poetry by:
> Kelly White
> Colleen Glynn
> Tamara Hansen
> Azza Rojbi
> Macarena Cataldo Hernandez
> Mayra

Organized by:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 778-882-5223

Vancouver Public Library - Peter Kaye room
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 46.938" N, 123° 6' 56.25" W
British Columbia CA

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