Vilma’s struggles more necessary than ever
The Federation of Cuban Women remembered Vilma Espín yesterday, June 18, 11 years after her death, and 25 since she participated in the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna
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june 19, 2018 09:06:24
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Equality, condemnation of gender violence, and recognition of the rights of women have been the topic of debate and struggle for decades, in which Cuba, with the leadership of Vilma Espín, has played a leading role, members of the Federation of Cuba Women (FMC) recalled yesterday, during a press conference.
During the Vienna World Conference, held June 14-25, 1993, the issue of violence against women was addressed for the first time at this level, with the notable participation of Vilma and other FMC members.
“In this conference, it was recognized that all rights are universal, indivisible, and interdependent, related to each other, and thus this was made explicit in the Vienna Declaration and Action Plan,” explained Yamila González Ferrer, vice president of the Union of Cuba Jurists and member of the FMC National Committee.