Cuban Ambassador to Sri Lanka Highlights Women’s Empowerment

Colombo, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Sri Lanka Juana Elena Ramos underscored the important role that Cuban women are currently playing, at a roundtable discussion with women from local governments.

Invited by the South Asia Policies and Research Institute (SAPRI), the Cuban diplomat participated in the event in the district of Vavuniya, in the Northern Province.

The meeting is part of a project carried out by that institution to empower Sri Lankan women.

When highlighting the work by Cuban women, Ramos stated that they currently represent 53.2 percent of the members of the Cuban Parliament.

She added that Cuban women make up 60.5 percent of graduates from higher education or university, and 67.2 percent of all technicians and professionals in the country.

The ambassador noted the ideology of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who always understood the enormous political force women represent in the Revolution.


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