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11th Congress of the Federation of Cuban Women is ready in Cuba

Havana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) is preparing its XI Congress, in which the results of the organization in the last five years will be evaluated.

The event will gather in Havana on March 7 and 8, around 400 women, including both women delegates and guests.

The secretary general of the FMC, Teresa Amarelle, explained that the Congress will review the work of the organization, highlighting its achievements and threats, in the face of the challenge posed by the U.S. blockade against the island.

She stressed that the event seeks to promote a critical, respectful, and in-depth debate in four working commissions and then in the plenary sessions on issues related to the socio-economic development of the country and interest in the sector, such as the incorporation of women into agricultural production, employment in the private sector and teenage pregnancy.

The XI Congress of the FMC is dedicated to the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and other figures such as Mariana Grajales and Vilma Espín, as well as to relevant historical dates on the island.

The event will include tributes to women, colloquiums, exhibitions, fairs, meetings of entrepreneurs, training workshops and other activities that contribute to the knowledge and improvement of Cuban revolutionary women, Cuban News Agency reported.

Founded on August 23, 1960, at the dawn of the Revolution, the FMC made it possible for women on the island to have their own space where they could discuss their concerns and be part of the social, economic, and political transformations neede at the time.