Press Release: Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) UK tour

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Representative of world’s largest national women’s organisation available for interviews from 10 March – 5 April 2009

While Cuba celebrates 50 years of its the revolution in 2009, 2010 will mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC).

Next month a delegation from the FMC tours the UK to mark this date. Carolina Amador Pérez, International Relations Officer with the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) and Gilda Chacón Bravo International Officer and translator with the Cuban Trade Union Centre (CTC) will be in England and Scotland from 11 March – 5 April and interviews will be available on various dates during this time.

The FMC is one of the largest women's organisations in the world with more than 3 million members aged 14 and above. Its work has contributed to the fact that women now make up 42% of elected parliamentary positions in Cuba, 52% of doctors and 67% of the country’s technical workforce.

Women have complete equality under law in Cuba, but what does this mean in reality for women coming from a region and culture steeped in machismo.

Carolina Amador Perez, arrives in the UK, straight from the FMC’s five yearly conference, and will bring with her news on the latest debates on the challenges facing women in Cuba today.

If you would like an interview with Carolina or Gilda, please contact Natasha Hickman, CSC Communications Manager on 07813 689777 or email

Background information on Women in Cuba and the work of the FMC also available.

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