#UN: #Cuba Shares Achievements and Experiences in Women’s Progress

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By Prensa Latina

Cuba”s UN permanent representative, Anayansi Rodríguez, spoke today of the island”s achievements and experiences on women empowering, in the continuation here of the Commission for Legal and Social Condition of Women.

On the third day of the 61st Meeting of the Commission, the ambassadress emphasized that the island’s Constitution recognizes genre equality and women’s political and socio economic rights.

She also highlighted her Government’s political will and commitment to fully include women in all fields despite the hostile economic, commercial and financial blockade the United States has imposed for half a century.

Rodríguez pointed out that the Cuban women receive equal salary as men for a work of equal value and they have the right to pensions, to the land, to receive bank credits and remunerated license, which benefits the worker before childbearing and until the baby is a year old.

Also, the system of nursery homes and others constitutes a support for the insertion of women in the country’s economic life, said the official, who remembered that in the island education is universal and free.

She highlighted that women make up 48% of the Cuban State personnel, 47,2% of its leading officials and 48,6% of the MP. Women in Cuba also represent almost half of the scientific researchers and 31% of the people in private jobs.

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