Despite their vital role in most companies, secretaries continue to be underestimated. Participants in a workshop on secretarial services in the 21st century, which was held last March 30 at the National Hotel in Havana, highlighted the need to strengthen their work under the economic reform process that has been
The Cuban National Report, which has been prepared on the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, highlights the failure to reflect gender gaps in statistical data and little or no use of special tools by justice operators to identify acts of discrimination. Norma Vasallo, head of the
That fact that education in Cuba has relied mainly on women has not been properly recognized to date. The statement came from an International Colloquium on Women in Education, History and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held last February 23-27 in Havana.
Local women in eastern Cuba improve their economic situation and self-esteem as they join agro-ecological projects under implementation by the Bartolomé G. Lavastida Christian Training and Service Center (CCSC- BG Lavastida) in Santiago de Cuba, 861 kilometers away from Havana. Along with her family, Mayelín Aguilar, a 36-year-old nurse in
Afro-Cuban women are developing initiatives to promote empowerment and fight all forms of discrimination against them. «You look better with straightened hair,» a colleague told Maritza López, a local activist involved in a struggle that goes on, despite a four-decade-long ban on sexual and racial discrimination under the Constitution.
«Gender inequality renders women more vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. They do play, however, an active role in mitigation actions,» said agronomist Dagmara Planas at a workshop on risk perception and journalism. Held on May 20-23 in Havana, the event was organized by the José Martí International Institute