‘US blockade violates women’s rights,’ FMC denounces at UN

Havana, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade violates women’s human rights in Cuba, according to a complaint expressed on Thursday at the United Nations (UN).

The Secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) Teresa Amarelle assured so on a virtual appearance at the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly Beijing +25, which is in session a quarter of a century after the 4th World Conference on UN Women.

The FMC’s head said that Washington’s hostile policy is the most damaging form of violence against Cuban girls and women, as the US blockade against Cuba is tightened ‘fiercely in Covid-19 times.’

Despite so, she ensured, Cuban women show progress in their empowerment, because of the political will of the State and Government, expressed through the application of laws, policies and programs.

‘Our society, without being perfect, is a sample of inclusion. The new Constitution of the Republic of Cuba reaffirms its commitment to the principle of equality and non-discrimination,’ she added.

In that sense, Amarelle affirmed that Cuban women receive the same salary for work of equal value.

Women are the majority in the medical brigades that provide services in different regions of the world, those that the US government is determined to unfairly link with human trafficking, which we strongly denounce and reject, she concluded.

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