The Federation of Cuban Women Celebrates its 59th Anniversary

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Today, Cubans celebrate the 59th anniversary of the founding of the Federation of Cuban Women, (Federacion de Mujeres Cubanas) (FMC) that brings them together and protects women’s rights. The FMC was founded on August 23, 1960. The FMC is a merger of all institutions that represent women in Cuba. Its mission is to protect equality for women. Four million women are registered members of the organization. Vilma Espín Guillois, (April 7, 1930 – June 18, 2007), was the first elected president of the organization. She was born in Santiago de Cuba and obtained her education at the Universidad de Oriente. She is known as a Cuban hero and was the wife of Raul Castro. Espín was a visionary, a revolutionary, a feminist and a chemical…




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