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Cuban women launched solidarity campaign in Spain

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Madrid, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Acts of solidarity and denunciation of the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba will be part of a campaign in favor of the women of the Caribbean island, it was known.

The text sent to Prensa Latina by the coordinator of Cubainformación, José Manzaneda, emphasizes the importance of this action, in difficult times for Cuba, due to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade of the United States.

The Democratic Women’s Movement (MDM), in collaboration with the Spanish trade union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO), stressed that the idea is to cooperate in different ways to obtain material donations to support Cuban women.

Cristina Simó, MDM president, pointed out that CCOO has made 82 union headquarters available to collect hygienic elements such as sanitary napkins, menstrual cups, panties, and male and female condoms.

The initiative is also promoted from Havana by the Federation of Cuban Women (FCW), which, like the MDM, is part of the Women’s International Democratic Federation.

“Cuban women dedicate around 35,20 hours a week to domestic work and caring for their families, and are the heads of 46% of the country’s households. The shortage caused by this policy (of the blockade), amplifies their traditional roles,” the MDM head commented.

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