Cuba Has World’s Third Highest Percentage of Female Legislators

NYC Havana Blog

Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has making great progress in the struggle for women”s emancipation and is now the world”s third ranking country in terms of female members of parliament, said Mariela Castro here.

Speaking with Prensa Latina, Castro, who herself is a Cuban legislator and director of the National Sex Education Center (CENESEX), said that female legislators represent 48.36 percent of the parliamentarians in the National Assembly of Peoples Power and Cuba has increasing numbers of women in management positions.

“We have not achieved everything, but we are making progress in challenging the sexist attitudes that remain,” she said, explaining that the struggle for the emancipation of women, undertaken by the Federation of Cuba Women (FMC), has never minimized men; to the contrary, it has brought important elements to the discussion, giving “everyone the capacity to change the patriarchal culture inherited from colonial and neocolonial systems.”


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