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2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women
Actions, Events, Delegations
2015 US Women's Delegation to Cuba!
Delegation Dates: November 13-22, 2015
"Advancing Women's Human Rights,
Racial Justice and Community Development"
This Women's Delegation to Cuba, traveling to Santiago de Cuba and Havana from November 13-22, is fully booked and now has a waiting list.
Delegation details and application are below and US women are welcome to apply, but we cannot guarantee openings for this year. Any questions can be directed to Nataka Moore and Jan Strout, 2015 Delegation co-leaders, at email@example.com.
Given the dramatic new commitment to restored diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, we are so excited to be leading this Delegation to Advance Women's Human Rights, Racial Justice and Community Development in Cuba. This delegation will give us an early look at how women and all Cubans are experiencing the impacts of these changes. We are seeking US women with a diverse array of experiences to join us for a delegation that will allow you to explore ideas and projects in your respective area of interests, field or professional arena with Cuban women counterparts.
Flyer With Details
Marazul Travel Advice
Kim Klein: Grassroots Fundraising
Guantanamo Seminar for Peace
Nov 20-25, 2015
Guantanamo Province, Cuba
The World Peace Council (WPC) and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (MovPaz), Regional Coordinator of the WPC for America and the Caribbean, call together concerned people for the 4th International Seminar for Peace and Abolition of Foreign Military Bases. The Seminar will take place in the province of Guantanamo, where a territory of 117 sq. km. has been illegally occupied for more than one-hundred years by a United States naval base that is currently one of the most terrifying and inhuman torture centers of the planet.
Event details here
Keep Pressure on Congress to End the Travel Ban on Cuba
LAWG Cuba Campaign
Watch LAWG's website for up to date information about efforts needed to lobby Congress to fulfill the intentions of President Obama's call for the renewal of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba.
Ratify CEDAW Without RUDs
CEDAW Task Force
Cities for CEDAW
NOW (National Organization for Women) CEDAW Organizing Kit
Janet Benshoof on CEDAW RUDs
Martha Davis on CEDAW RUDs
Dara Richardson, "No More Backsliding"
World March of Women Newsletter
See current and previous editions here.
Cuba Life Travels, a Baltimore travel agency, welcomes the institution of direct flights from BWI to Havana. Caridad Morales Nussa, program director for Cuba Life Travels, and her partner, CEO Jasmin Torres, were at BWI for the inaugural flight and Morales Nussa spoke to the Baltimore Sun about her work as a Cuban American setting up and guiding trips to Cuba. The Sun reported that Morales Nussa "has led trips for students studying Spanish and Catholics who saw Pope Francis in Cuba. In January, she's taking a group of college students and professors from Pennsylvania to Cuba." See Cuba Life Travels website, linked below, for more information on their wide range of Cuba tours.
Cuba Life Travels Website
Baltimore Sun story
A Year without Sundays: Images from the Literacy Campaign in Cuba Catherine Murphy's new book (by Murphy and Carlos Torres Cairo, edited by Esther Perez and produced by Lilian Lombera) includes archival photographs from the 1961 Campaign, interview fragments from literacy workers, an introductory essay by Cuban poet Nancy Morejon, and a DVD of selected moments from Murphy's award-winning film Maestra. Published by Aurelia Ediciones.
Recent interviews with Filmmaker Catherine Murphy:
Maestra, Catherine Murphy's documentary about women of the 1961 Cuban Literacy Project, is available from Women Make Movies.
Order Maestra, narrated by Alice Walker
Raul Castro Champions Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
ACN: Cuban News Agency
Read Raul Castro's recent UN Talk here
Join the US Women & Cuba Collaboration. Contact us to be added to our email list for notices of news, action items, and upcoming delegation opportunities.
Our mission is to build a strong US women's movement dedicated to ending the US government blockade of Cuba and to creating mutually beneficial US–Cuba relations; our work is rooted in the concept of universal human rights, racial and economic justice, and women's rights.
- Right to Travel: Help us work to end all travel bans on US citizens for travel to Cuba, and on Cubans who cannot secure US visas to visit the US.
- Reality of Cuban Women's Lives: Learn about impressive public policy advances of Cuban women, and also about the harsh impacts of the US blockade on the lives of Cuban women and children.
- Advancing Global Feminisms: Join us as we learn how to share the lessons of global women's networks to advance the status of women globally and to build a strong US women's movement.