Join US Women and Cuba Collaboration in New York City on March 9th and 16th; Cuba in November

Mar 4, 2015 by

The US Women and Cuba Collaboration Salutes United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 59 and Beijing+20!

The US Women and Cuba Collaboration is pleased to join the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Advancing Human Rights and Cuba and Bolivarian Alliance Committees, National Organization for Women’s Global Feminist Issues and Strategies Committee, National Dominican Women’s Caucus and representatives from the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) with women from around the world in New York City as we participate at the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s parallel events in 2015.  Please join us for these panels!
Monday, March 9, 6:15pm
Venue: 777 United Nations Plaza 10th Floor
Panelists from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the United States will share their experiences collaborating and working to advance women’s human rights using CEDAW and other strategies for movement building among the diversity of women with a focus on the nations of the Americas. Presenters include Kristin Alder, Zenaida Mendez, Nataka Moore, Barbara Nielson, Jan Strout and representatives from the Federation of Cuban Women.
Monday, March 16, 2:30pm
Venue: CCUN, 10th Floor
The workshop focuses on the advancement of a women’s rights agenda under the Cuban Revolution. In particular it addresses campaigns in Cuba about the struggles against homophobia, racism and domestic violence and their relationship to building a more inclusive society.  Presenters include Isel Cazadilla, a leading Cuban lesbian activist, who will talk about the history of Cuba’s struggle against homophobia and the roles of CENESEX (Cuban National Center for Sexual Education) and the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC).
November 13-22:  Join our US Women’s Delegation to Santiago de Cuba and Havana, Cuba!!   
“Advancing Women’s Human Rights, Racial Justice and Community Development in Cuba”
This US Women’s Research Delegation will allow you to explore ideas and projects in your respective field or professional arena with Cuban women counterparts.  In visits to Cuba’s easternmost city and capitol city, plus in the countryside, we’ll share strategies via delegation meetings and site visits about gender and racial equality, community development and economic policies to support work/ family life balance.  We will learn about the gains and struggles of women, Afro-Cubans and youth as a result of the Cuban Revolution, and discover ways that women are increasing their political participation and human rights at local and national levels using CEDAW to develop and implement their National Action Plans.  We’ll visit artists and musicians to gain an understanding of how art and culture influence human and community development issues in Cuba and meet women involved with Cuba’s 1961Literacy campaign after the Revolution and how Cuba’s model for education as a human right is implemented globally .
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