Tag Archives: women

March 19, 2015

Cuba: Late dissident’s daughter breaks with head of ‘Ladies’

Andrea Rodriguez, The Associated Press — The daughter of a founding member of Cuba’s Ladies in White publicly split with their current leader Thursday in the latest sign of division within the dissident group, which a decade ago was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize. Laura Maria Labrada,… read more »

March 11, 2015

Cuba: Leader of Dissident Group Retains Her Post After Challenge

Victoria Burnett, The New York Times — Cuba’s most high-profile opposition group, the Ladies in White, voted Wednesday to keep their leader, Berta Soler, in a referendum prompted by complaints that she was autocratic and should resign. The challenge to Ms. Soler’s leadership exposed divisions within the group as it grapples… read more »

August 15, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: August Vacation and the Freedom to Travel

Just so you know, we are clearing out of the office for a week, which means we won’t be sending a fresh edition of the Cuba Central News Blast until August 29th. We’re going on vacation! Of course, if we were working in Europe we’d have longer leave (and a… read more »

May 6, 2014

International Exchange Connects Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas

Office of the Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State — Twelve women entrepreneurs, and women leaders of organizations that support entrepreneurs, from Latin America will visit the United States on the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) from May 5-23. During their stay, the participants will… read more »

April 18, 2013

Reseña de Women’s Work: Gender Equality in Cuba and the Role of Women Building Cuba’s future

Reseña del reporte Women’s Work: Gender Equality in Cuba and the Role of Women Building Cuba’s future [El trabajo de la mujer: Igualdad de género en Cuba y el papel de la mujer en la construcción del futuro de Cuba] (2013). Center for Democracy in the Americas.  María Isabel Alfonso… read more »

March 28, 2013

Chile ex-president Bachelet to run for re-election

BBC – The former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has said she will run for a second mandate in the November poll. Mrs Bachelet became the first female president of Chile in 2006, serving out her term in 2010. She has spent the last three years in New York as… read more »

March 7, 2013

Associated Press: Report: Cuba Gender Equality Good, But Threatened

Peter Orsi, Associated Press – Cuba has made great strides in gender equality, but still has work to do in eradicating macho attitudes and supporting opportunities for women in business and leadership, according to a new report from a U.S. study group published to coincide with International Women’s Day on… read more »

March 6, 2013

Cuba Made Great Strides In Gender Equality, But Faces Challenges, Report Says

The Huffington Post — A lot of countries could learn a thing or two about guaranteeing women’s rights from Cuba. The Communist island made major gains in gender equality over the course of the Revolution, according to a report by the Center for Democracy in the Americas released Monday. But it’s not… read more »

March 5, 2013

Sarah Stephens for Americas Quarterly: Gender Equality in Cuba

This week is an important moment to focus on the economic, political and social achievements of women as we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. While countries have a long way to go in promoting gender equality, a report by the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA)  looks at where… read more »

March 5, 2013

EFE: Crisis económica podría perjudicar avance de la mujer en Cuba, dice informe

María Peña, EFE – La Revolución cubana ha logrado avances para la mujer desde la década de 1950 pero la crisis económica y las reformas puestas en marcha en la isla podrían poner en peligro los logros en la igualdad de género, según un informe divulgado hoy por el Centro para… read more »