Living, Death and Cuban Woman

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The tendency is for adolescents to have sexual relations from an early age. The possibility of family planning has been a priority, and now 85 of every 100 women of a fertile age use some kind of contraception. All women have the right to terminate their pregnancy up to the third month and abortions are safe and free. Subsidies are legally guaranteed during pregnancy, maternity and breast-feeding. Women are also provided with ongoing and organized preventative health care. All pregnant Cuban women are guaranteed between 11 and 15 free prenatal check-ups and 99.9% of them give birth in appropriately equipped maternity wards. “How is it possible that in work places where the majority of workers are women, all of the bosses—or almost all of them—are usually men?” she asked.

The professional training was of a very high level and covered thousands and thousands of women. They worked, but they continued to be “inferior.” In the 1980s, journalist Mirta Rodríguez Calderón, a pioneer in the application of a gender focus in Cuba, compiled into a book various reports she had written for Bohemia magazine following up on a wide number of different cases. Over 400 million women in the world today are illiterate, but not one is Cuban. In 1981, nearly 60% of urban women between 20 and 45 years of age worked outside the home. In the first 20 years of the revolution, from 1960 to 1980, the female workforce more than doubled and the fertility rate dropped to just over half of its previous level. After the birthrate increased from , it began to decrease in the 1970s. Starting on January 1, 1959, from the cape of San Antonio to the point of Maisí, Cuba began to change.

Women seemed primed for a breakthrough in 2016, when Cuban Boxing Federation President Alberto Puig announced the possibility of opening competition to women. They continue to train, optimistic that the Cuban Sports Institute may eventually give a green light to women’s boxing ahead of the next Olympics in Tokyo, now due to be staged next year because of the coronavirus crisis. The official reluctance to recognise female boxing “will end up discouraging” young women who want to climb into the ring, says Moreno. It seems to be accepted in Cuba that boxing is a man’s sport, far too dangerous to accommodate women. Elsewhere, gender equality in sport has evolved and boxing joined the ranks of women’s Olympic events at London 2012.

When the Nueva Trova appeared decades later, the same thing happened and songs such as Pablo Milanes’ “Yolanda” and “Sandra” became part of our national songbook. When we talk about Cuban women in general, we run the risk of forgetting that one of their most attractive qualities is how different they are from each other.

The organization coordinates the work of 81,260 volunteer social workers and 78,624 health brigade members who support mass vaccination campaigns and prevention against dengue fever, influenza AH1-N1 and HIV/AIDS at a neighborhood level. FMC also continues to manage the Houses of Orientation for Women and the Family. The Federation has also been credited with reviving sociological research in Cuba; it has supported new research on women’s status, and has also worked to incorporate more women researchers into social research programs. In 1991, a group of Cuban academics and the Federation of Cuban Women worked together to create the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Havana, and also launched women and family programs in several other Cuban universities and a Center for Research on Women within the FMC. The Federation also created Orientation Houses for Women and Families at municipal levels, which assist vulnerable women and attend to issues such as adolescent pregnancy, alcoholism and violence, and childcare centers for children of working women.

Approximately 50 per cent of Cuban women worked, studied or were retired. Although this indicator has been rising steadily over the past years, it is still low, bearing in mind the level of professional and political development that Cuban women have achieved. Moreover, its legitimacy was attested to by the fact that it included the great majority of Cuban women. There is an exquisite moment between 30 and 35 when Cuban women suddenly pass from maturity to poverty. Cuban women were highly represented in many different professions, including members of parliament, civil servants, directors and research scientists. Cuban women had made a very important contribution to the country’s recovery at all levels. Finally, the potential problem of trafficking of Cuban women could not be ignored.

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So the feisty Lumley made her way to a smaller, musty gymnasium elsewhere in the city where women boxers are punching not so much a glass ceiling as a glass wall. She has promised to take it up with Cuba’s new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, should she get the opportunity to meet him. before i got married i`d take a quick trips to cuba for some fun, sun and yes the chicas. The only thing that i don`t like is the fact that cuba is such a meat market. Three women perched on the bar at the Cabaret Kursal nightclub in Havana, Cuba, circa 1950. Wall paintings of cuban girl smoking cigars in Thessaloniki, Greece.Wall paintings of Cuban women smoking cigars in Thessaloniki, Greece.

One thing that he said in particular stuck with me; that Cuban women have value in Cuban society, but they don’t have any power in their relationships with men. Betancourt examines women’s writings in relation to language, power, sexuality and race in contemporary Cuba, analyzing the creation of alternative matria frameworks that enunciate a feminist/feminine perspective of the nationalist discourse.