Day of Afrodescendant Women Celebrated in Cuba

Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations System (UNS) in Cuba and the community project Quisicuaba celebrated today here the Day of Afrodescendant, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women to support the work against racial and gender-based discrimination.

During the meeting, the UNS official Dalia Acosta highlighted the significance of the date, included in the International Decade for Afrodescendants (2015-2024), seeking recognition, justice and development for this community in the world.

She also said that the date is in correspondence with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to put an end to all forms of discrimination against women and girls in the world.

Meanwhile, promoter of the Quisicuaba project Andrei Hernandez said that this occasion is suitable for praising the rights achieved and defining those to be reached in Cuba, in an attempt to raise awareness on non-racial and gender-based discrimination.

The International Day of Afrodescendant, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women is celebrated on July 25th, following the first meeting of Afrodescendant Women held in the Dominican Republic in 1992, in which the date was established and the Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women’s Network was created.


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