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Regional meeting on women to be held in Havana

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Forty years after the first Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, hosted by Cuba, the forthcoming Fifty-Sixth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Conference will be held October 5-6, in Havana.

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Women live longer, but have poorer health

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In an increasingly aging world, the title of this article reflects one of today’s key areas of study. In an attempt to respond to this assertion Granma International spoke with doctor and Professor Jesús Menéndez, specialist at the Longevity, Aging, and Health Research Center (Cited).

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Supporting working mothers

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A little more than two months have passed since the entry into force in Cuba of Decree-Laws 339 and 340, on Female Workers’ Maternity and the Modification of Special Social Security Regimes with regard to maternity protection, respectively.

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Vilma Espín honored on International Women’s Day

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The tribute to the heroine of the guerilla and underground struggles took place at the site where her ashes rest in the monumental mausoleum to the heroes and martyrs of the Frank País García Second Eastern Front, founded by Comandante Raúl Castro Ruz, where she joined the armed struggle and fought until the Revolution triumphed in 1959.

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Gratitude and recognition for Cuban women

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“The first words, the first thoughts, the greatest tribute to him, Comandante of all battles,” stated Teresa Amarelle, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in her inaugural words at the main national event for International Women’s Day, held in the Ñico López museum and park – formerly the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks – of this eastern city. She emphasized this tribute to Fidel, noting that among his battles, the fight for equal rights and opportunities for women was a permanent cause.

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Remembering Melba

Melba Hdez

She was from a family with a mambí heritage. She was one of those women who, in the 20th century, left her university title hanging next to her lawyer’s gown and devoted herself, body and soul, to the struggle against the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship.

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March 8: International Women’s Day

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Her little boy is three years old and called Yoan Ramírez Romero. His mother, Yoandra Ramírez Romero, watches as a plastic bucket fills with water while she talks to me. It is already almost half full, and the sound of water falling on water makes an unbearable racket.

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Fidel and the advancement of Cuban women

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The colloquium “Fidel and the Women’s Revolution,” which took place yesterday, August 18, represented a chance for participants to explore in greater depth the Comandante en Jefe’s ideas regarding gender equality.

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Honoring a women’s revolution

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Memories and emotions regarding the creation of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) and the work undertaken by its founders – without forgetting the most important moments of an organization which in a few days will celebrate its 56th anniversary – were shared during an afternoon gathering of members on August 16, in the FMC’s national headquarters.