Cuba Boosts Gender Equality and Social Inclusion of Women

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuban civil society and government organizations here today agreed to promote actions to promote gender equality and social inclusion of women on the island. In the second and final day of a seminar for the Evaluation of the Action Plan for Monitoring the Fourth UN Conference on Women, more than a hundred delegates changed or added measures to the so-called Beijing Plan.

The changes seek to strengthen the women related issues such as health, sexual and reproductive rights, research, legislation, community and social work and education.

The list of proposals of the forum, which was held yesterday at the Havana Convention Center, includes system integration of a national training program on gender studies and the development of strategies in television and radio.

At the start of the second day, Teresa Amarelle, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), informed the representatives of civil society and government sectors the previous day’s discussions led to 49 initiatives to the original document.

Beijing Plan outlines a set of 90 measures to be met by organizations and other entities to ensure the advancement of women in society.

The initiative came after the VI World Conference on Women, when the FMC convened to assess the platform approved at the meeting.

sgl/gpm-jf/urb Modificado el ( miércoles, 29 de mayo de 2013 )

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