14ymedio, Havana, 14 August 2019 — As a result of the agreement signed between the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) Association based in Madrid and the Spanish delegation of the Plataforma Femenina (Women’s Platform), the Red Femenina en Cuba (Women’s Network in Cuba) was born on August 2.
Its objectives, as announced by its founders, will be to develop women and their environment, coordinate the visibility of the women’s movement on social networks, facilitate the connection between the different groups that make it up, hold common workshops, coordinate actions in defense of women, their rights and their role in society, empower women to neutralize gender violence, and to try to contact and sensitize international women’s movements.
“The initiative stems from the will of several women committed to political change and social improvements in Cuba. We are convinced of the strength of women as an engine of change wherever they are. Working in common and uniting forces in common objective has historically led to victory for those who have understood it. This group of female forces that are joined together will be another example of the long-held saying that in union is strength,” said its creators.
The Network includes the Alliance for Inclusion, of Villa Clara; the Citizens Committee for Racial Integration, the Independent National Workers Confederation, and Female Leadership, all from Havana; Female Fortress, from Santiago de Cuba; Women’s Platform, in Havana, Holguin and Madrid; and the Ladies in White of Matanzas, Havana, Camaguey and Madrid.
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