On presenting a document of recognition for the 56th anniversary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), the organization’s National Secretariat highlighted the efforts of members, activists, community leaders, cadres and workers, and also announced Holguín as vanguard of excellence and site of the main anniversary activities, to be held August 23.
The text highlights the work undertaken by members in the provinces of Granma, Ciego de Ávila and Villa Clara, and congratulates those from the Isle of Youth Special Municipality for their efforts.
The document also summarizes the initiatives undertaken across provinces in the sphere of social care, health promotion and prevention – especially regarding issues such as teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, the vector control campaign, and work by the Women and Family Guidance centers – as well as those related to the teaching of the country’s history.
Achievements reached by the territories over the last 56 years include an increase in the number of young people taking on responsibilities in grass-roots-level organizations and community projects geared toward tackling and preventing social indiscipline, crime and illegalities, among other issues.
The document describes the results of efforts undertaken as “qualitatively superior” and notes that future challenges include “increasing women’s protagonism in the transformations which the context of updating Cuba’s social and economic model entails.
Being addressed in the ongoing political process “FMC: 56 years conquering the future,” is the role of FMC members in educating new generations of citizens, while the initiative also constitutes a space to ratify the organization’s commitment to the work of Fidel – celebrating his 90th birthday this August 13 – Raúl and the eternal example of Vilma.