Un Recognition for the FMC

The Federation of Cuban Women deserved Join Award for the commitment to equality and non-violence, for its 55 years in favour of rights and opportunities for women and men. The award celebrates the legacy of Vilma Espin, the historic founder and president of the organization

By: Yuniel Labacena Romero

Email: digital@juventudrebelde.cu

2015-08-27 | 15:33:53 EST
The Federation of Cuban Women deserved Join Award for the commitment to equality and non-violence, for its 55 years in favour of rights and opportunities for women and men. The award celebrates the legacy of Vilma Espin, the historic founder and president of the organization.The Federation of Cuban Women deserved Join Award for the commitment to equality and non-violence, for its 55 years in favour of rights and opportunities for women and men. The award celebrates the legacy of Vilma Espin, the historic founder and president of the organization. Photo: Abel Rojas BarallobreZoom
Still with the excitement of the celebration of its 55 years in defence of rights and opportunities, the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) was awarded Join Prize for the commitment to equality and non-violence, delivered by the United Nations System (UNS ) in Cuba, as part of the campaign to end violence against women and girls.

Teresa Amarelle Boue, general secretary of the organization, received the award from Myrta Kaulard, resident coordinator of the UN System, who said the award recognizes the work for more than five decades "for equal rights and opportunities for women and men, and promoting economic and public empowerment of Cuban women."

At the meeting organized by the Editorial de la Mujer, the FMC, and the SNU, this August 25, Day Orange, mentioning the achievements that make the Federation deserving of the award, Kaulard said that this enhances the legacy of Vilma Espin, founder and historic president of the FMC, who struggled incessantly for those goals.

"The Federation as a strategic ally of the Unite Campaign in Cuba, has created spaces of for articulation of social actors, training of journalists, communicators and non-traditional leaders; It has promoted awareness at the community level and supported communication efforts to bring peace messages to large audiences " she said.

The celebration also included the presentation of the books Letra con género, by journalist and researcher Isabel Moya, and En busca de un espacio: Historia de mujeres en Cuba, by Professor Julio César González Pagés.

In addition, young members of the social networks of Cenesex held activism actions against violence against women in areas adjacent to the capital´s Alma Mater library, according to a note sent to the newspaper by Dalia Acosta, technical coordinator of the Unete Campaign to end violence against women, of the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Cuba.

Orange Day celebrations – in which Cuba has joined from 2012- to maintain social activism beyond November 25, when the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was launched.

The Unete award, instituted this year, recognizes those who contribute significantly to the promotion of equality between all people and nonaggression by gender.

Translated by ESTI

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