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Women’s role in revolutions highlighted in Dominican Republic

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Women’s role in revolutions highlighted in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Female diplomats from Cuba, China, Nicaragua, and Venezuela highlighted in the Dominican Republic women's role in revolutionary processes.

At an event organized in this capital by Movimiento Izquierda Unida (MIU, United Left Movement), Ambassadors Milagros Carina Soto (Cuba) and Iris Acuña (Nicaragua), Chinese Chargé d’Affaires Zhou Yugi, and Venezuelan Consul Desiree Perdomo discussed this topic.

During the event, MIU Secretary of International Affairs Martha Perez said that in times of Dominican Independence, few women were bold and took risks in the political struggles for the autonomy of the republic.

However, she highlighted the collaboration of women such as Maria Trinidad Sanchez, who took part in the planning of pro-independence conspiracies, even carried gunpowder in her skirt and made cartridges used by Los Trinitarios on the night of February 27, 1844, when independence was declared.

For her part, Soto highlighted the role played by the Cuban Women’s Federation (FMC) in her country’s revolution and noted how women contributed decisively to the projection of public policies in favor of inclusion and in defense of their potential.

Acuña, in an audiovisual presentation, shared a review of Nicaraguan heroines, particularly Blanca Stella Arauz, who actively participated in the defense of Nicaragua’s sovereignty against intervention by the United States.

Finally, Yugi said that women in China play a major role in its economic development and make up 55 percent of the online workforce.

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