A People with Rights

Por Gilda Fariñas Rodriguez

July 12 (Prensa Latina)For more than 60 years, many generations of Cubans have grown up under the tutelage of a human rights system that the State has guaranteed by law and conviction since the very triumph of the Revolution.

Such actions of justice were also endorsed in the latest Constitution of the Republic, which was approved in 2019.

In tune with what the United Nations establishes about the member States’ compliance in terms of rights, Cuba is in the group with the highest number of ratifications, as it has signed 44 of 61 international instruments on that issue.

It was expressed by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla in Cuba’s Country Report to the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council in 2018.

However, beyond statistics, those data show standards of quality achieved in such sensitive areas as public health and education.

The truth is that this small Caribbean island not only achieved the goal of being the first illiteracy-free territory in 1961; it also has very high educational levels.

The State has also been committed to build a solid public health system that consists of community, primary and hospital care, including the most renowned specialized national institutes, and scientific and research centers.

In the zealous exercise of human rights in Cuba, those aimed at favoring children with a safe and happy childhood and full development are paradigmatic.

Women, who are the protagonists of their time and their own evolution to gender equality, are another great example of human rights advocacy by the Cuban State.

Although there are still many challenges to overcome in terms of equality, women can today boast of a significant number of opportunities, leaderships and achievements.

This is a reality that equally benefits the rest of society, because Cuba continues to build and improve its model of democracy, while it strengthens the system to promote and protect human rights from the strictest sense of independence.

Taken from de Cuba Internacional

jg/gfr

This entry was posted in The Blockade?. Bookmark the permalink.