Category Archives: Cuban Women

Mother Cuba

Mother Cuba
The Federation of Cuban Women, which has placed Cuban women in the center of the Revolution, today celebrates its 59th anniversary. Granma presents a tribute to all women, and to Cuba

Leslie Díaz Monserrataugust 23, 2019 08:08:30
If Cuba were a woman, she would be called Mariana, like the strong mother who forged warrior children.

If Cuba were a woman, she would wear a long dress with white and blue stripes and a star on her chest.

If Cuba were a woman, she would enchant, not with her silhouette of a Caribbean queen, but with the strength of her character, with her courage.

Her colors would be the green of the fields, the blue of the sea that caresses them, the red of the blood of her people in the wars of independence.

She brought freedom to life in a difficult, prolonged birth. Then she gave birth to the Revolution and cradled it in her arms. She has born valuable men and women, tireless fighters.

She dresses every day with palms, and although small, does not know the word fear. A good while ago, she learned to fight giants.

Her life has not been easy. She has been obliged to resist, impose herself, like the great women who could not abide oppressive norms and decided to fight.

Having her as a mother gives us infinite pride. We are all brothers and sisters of a single people.

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Why do Cuban women support the Revolution so firmly?

                                                                       

Cuban women support the Revolution sofirmly, so enthusiastically, so loyally… because it is a revolution that means double liberation for women. Women are a part of the country’s most humble sectors… women face discrimination not only as workers, but as women, as well

 
Photo: Granma Archives Endrys Correa

I told a compañero that this phenomenon of women in the Revolution was a revolution within another revolution. And if we were asked: what is the most revolutionary thing that the Revolution is doing, we would answer that the most revolutionary thing the Revolution is doing is precisely this; that is, the revolution that is taking place within the women of our country. If we were asked: what are the things that have taught us the most in the Revolution, we would answer that one of the most interesting lessons that revolutionaries are receiving in the Revolution is the lesson that women are giving us. (…)
What is occurring to us, in reality, is that this potential force is superior to what the most optimistic of us could have ever imagined. And that is why we said that, maybe in the background, unconsciously, unconsciously there was some prejudice, or there was some underestimation, since reality is demonstrating, just beginning to march along this path, all the possibilities and all the roles women can play in a revolutionary process (…)
If women believe that their situation within society is optimal, if women believe that the revolution’s function, its revolutionary function within society, has been fulfilled, they would be mistaken.
It seems to us that women must still struggle a great deal, that women must work hard to reach the place they should really occupy (…)
If women in our country were doubly exploited, doubly humiliated, that means simply that, in a social revolution, women must be doubly revolutionary.

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In recognition of their outstanding careers four women were awarded the August 23 Distinction

Commitment of women recognized
In recognition of their outstanding careers and the revolutionary values which have distinguished their leadership within the Federation of Cuban Women, a group of women were awarded the August 23 Distinction, yesterday August 17, a few days prior to the 57th anniversary of the organization’s founding
Author: Yaditza del Sol González | yadidelsol@granma.cu
august 18, 2017 09:08:32

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In recognition of their outstanding careers and the revolutionary values which have distinguished their leadership within the Federation of Cuban Women, a group of women were awarded the August 23 Distinction, yesterday August 17, a few days prior to the 57th anniversary of the organization’s founding.
Included among the honorees were four women who have served the organization for more than 40 years.
Tania Margarita Cruz Hernández, director of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (Ciren) and one of the honorees, shared with the press the pride she feels as a Cuban woman, and being able to play a leading role in the Revolution, at this important time, saying, “Without women, no revolutionary effort is possible. Our Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, always visionary, said it before. And our dear Vilma Espín helped make it a reality.”
Another of the women recognized was Marta Hernández Romero, an official at the National Assembly for People’s Power, who spoke with Granma and noted that today women are present in all spheres of society and make up a large portion of the technical-professional workforce, while continuing to care for their families and homes.
Attending the event were Teresa Amarelle Boué, Political Bureau member and general secretary of the FMC; Sucely Morfa González, first secretary of the Young Communists League; Brigadier General Delsa Esther Puebla (Teté); and Carlos Rafael Miranda, national coordinator of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution.

Driulis González enters the Judo Hall of Fame The Cuban judoka is the first Latin American woman to feature in the discipline’s Hall of Fame

Driulis González enters the Judo Hall of Fame
The Cuban judoka is the first Latin American woman to feature in the discipline’s Hall of Fame
Author: Aliet Arzola Lima | aliet@granma.cu
august 24, 2015 10:08:54

Driulis also participated in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

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Photo: Ricardo López Hevia Photo: Ricardo López Hevia.

When one hears about the Judo Hall of Fame, they discover, among other things that only 30 great figures in the history of the sport have achieved such a distinction. This detail demonstrates how difficult it is to be included in the select group, to which Cuba’s Driulis González was inducted last Saturday, August 22.
Four-times Olympic medalist (1992-bronze, 1996-gold, 2000-silver and 2004-bonze) and three-times world champion (1995, 1999 and 2007), the athlete from Guantanamo has been part of the national squad for 20 years, becoming an example for her teammates and a paradigm of judo worldwide.
Driulis has done it all; she commands respect in every competitive scenario while her efforts have now seen her inducted – as the only Latin American woman to date – into the Judo Hall of Fame; the second Cuban after Héctor Rodríguez received the recognition two years ago.
According to the athlete, her selection – based on yeas of hard work, results and dedication – represents one of the happiest moments of her career, stating, “But I won’t let the fame go to my head, I’ll continue to be the same Driulis as always, only a little more touched,” to journalist Joel García after the induction ceremony held in theAlauIce Palace, Astana, Kazakhstan, where the 2015World Judo Championships will be taking place, kicking off thisMon day, August24.

La mujer cubana en todos los frentes, *** English Ver. Follows

La mujer cubana en todos los frentes
Con el ánimo de reconocer la inigualable labor de quienes protagonizan acciones a favor del progreso de la mujer cubana en la defensa de la obra revolucionaria, un grupo de compañeras y compañeros recibieron la Distinción 23 de agosto

Autor: Amaya Saborit Alfonso | amaya@granma.cu
19 de agosto de 2015 23:08:38

f0041613 José Ramón Machado Ventura entregó la Distinción 23 de agosto a un grupo de compañeras y compañeros por su destacable trayectoria. Foto: Anabel Díaz

Con el objetivo de reconocer la labor de quienes, desde diferentes sectores, protagonizan acciones a favor del progreso de la mujer cubana en la defensa de la obra revolucionaria, se entregó este miércoles, en el Salón de Protocolo El Laguito, la Distinción 23 de agosto a un total de 37 personas destacadas.

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Cuban women on all fronts

Cuban women on all fronts
In recognition of their tireless efforts to advance the rights of women, a group of 37 men and women were awarded the August 23 Distinction

Author: Amaya Saborit Alfonso | amaya@granma.cu
august 20, 2015 09:08:30

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José Ramón Machado Ventura presented the FMC’s August 23 Distinction to a group of men and women, in recognition of their efforts to advance the rights of women. Photo: Anabel Díaz

Yesterday, August 19, in recognition of their tireless efforts to advance the rights of women, a group of 37 men and women were awarded the August 23 Distinction. The ceremony took place in the El Laguito protocol hall and was presided by Teresa Amarelle Boué, Party Central Committee member and FMC secretary general.
José Ramón Machado Ventura, Party Central Committee second secretary and a Council of Ministers vice president, presented the awards and emphasized that Cuban women “must be, and are, on all fronts in our country.”
The Distinction was granted by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), on the occasion of its 55th anniversary, to deserving individuals based on their professional and social careers; their ethical, revolutionary values; their exemplary conduct in areas such as government, the judiciary, science, production, the arts, culture and sports.

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