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Cuba participates in international conference on women

Baku, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation is participating in the International Conference on Advancing Women’s Empowerment and Rights in Baku, Cuban Ambassador to Azerbaijan Carlos Valdés said on Monday.

The Cuban diplomat told Prensa Latina that his country’s delegation is headed by Anielka Fernandez, a member of the National Secretariat of the Cuban Women’s Federation (FMC), and Odalys Garcia, secretary of that organization in western Matanzas province.

Valdés said that the meeting, organized by the Republic of Azerbaijan as part of its commitments as head of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), is essential to learn about the experiences and results achieved by countries in their commitment to women’s empowerment and to share Cuba’s progress.

Addressing the Conference’s plenary session in Baku, taking place on November 20 and 21, the Cuban delegation stated that Cuba has promoted respect for human rights for all nations without discrimination.

Women are active beneficiaries of the development of society, an objective supported by the FMC, which brings together some 92 percent of women over 14 years of age in Cuba, totaling over 4.5 million women nationwide, it stressed.

The delegation added that Cuba’s Plan of Action, which followed the 4th United Nations World Conference on Women, has become the new national program for the advancement of women.


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