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Cuban project expresses support for new Family Code


Cuban project expresses support for new Family Code

Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Palomas audiovisual project joined several organizations from civil society that on Thursday expressed their support for the Family Code, which will be submitted to a popular referendum on Sunday.
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Palomas Coordinator Lizette Vila underlined that the new code aims to support the formation and disposition of Cuban families and promote their duties and rights, in addition to establishing a law that, more than juridical, is existential.

The draft bill resembles the life we Cubans dream of by granting rights to all people, greater civility, dignity, and freedom for a society of high values, the director of audiovisuals in defense of the struggles for gender equality and a culture of peace said.

Since its foundation in 2002, the project fosters the production of works and workshops inspired by precepts of social inclusion, and the defense of diversity in lifestyles and has focused on groups of people in vulnerable situations, such as the victims of violence and transgender people.

The proposed code addresses discrimination and family violence, recognizes the rights of the elderly and complies with international agreements signed by Cuba, such as the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

According to what has been established by the National Electoral Council, the popular referendum on the new legislation will be held on Sunday, for which the polling stations will open from 07:00 to 18:00 hours, local time.


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