A new communication campaign for women is addressing psychological abuse. “It has been developed and launched by the Oscar A. Romero Reflection and Solidarity Group, an NGO working to make violence against women and girls visible and help eradicate it,” said María T. Díaz, its communication specialist.Leer más

Teenagers who live under poverty conditions or have committed crimes are now participating in a new project developed by the School of Communication at the University of Havana. The idea is to make them reflect on family relations, their neighborhoods and school settings.Reporter Rodolfo Romero told SEMlac that the initialLeer más

Sexist messages that are deeply rooted in patriarchal myths, prejudices and stereotypes often marginalize and underestimate women at work. “Psycho-social risks have a special negative impact on women,” said Lucía García, a training specialist at a project design company (EPROGIV).Leer más

A young girl jumps from her bunk at a boarding junior-high school when she wakes up in the middle of the night and realizes that her friend is not in her bed. When she finally arrives, she lets her know that her boyfriend raped her when she asked him toLeer más

Shortly after sunset, the living room of Odalys Rodríguez provides an excellent framework for experience-sharing among women members of one of seven Self-Help Groups. They were all established by the Bartolomé G. Lavastida Christian Training and Service Center (CCSC- BG) in Santiago de Cuba, 862 kilometers east of Havana. ItsLeer más

Non-heterosexual people are hardly covered by the local media in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, 862 kilometers away from the capital city. A research work by communication expert María Rodríguez in 2014 showed that sexual diversity issues have been raised only after the holding of the National MeetingsLeer más

Sexual violence does not lead to teenage pregnancy cases in Cuba as much as it does in other countries of the region. «Subtle forms of violence are actually related to early pregnancy situations,» said Livia Quintana, a psychologist working for the University of Havana’s Population Study Center (CEDEM).Leer más

Whenever money and/or material goods are used to blackmail, abuse or coerce women, economic violence comes into play.«This is one of the most common male-chauvinistic behaviors,» said economist Teresa Lara. She highlighted the fact that these acts often involve physical and psychological abuse, because they are based on unequal powerLeer más