CSW 2013

Cuban and US Collaboration Members at
2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women

Actions, Events, Delegations

Seattle Women Leave August 31 for Collaboration Research Delegation
US Women and Cuba Collaboration is sending an invited delegation of Seattle women to Cuba from August 31-September 8, led by Collaboration leaders Cindy Domingo and Moon Vazquez. They will be researching "Impacts of Social and Economic Reforms on Women and Families in Cuba," and travelling to Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. A special focus of this group will be discussions with lesbian groups in Havana and Santa Clara on the struggles against homophobia in the US and Cuba. Watch for upcoming reports from this delegation.

Gloria Rolando Tours the US Fall 2014
Filmmaker Gloria Rolando's Fall 2014 Tour will visit US cities from coast to coast. For more information about hosting and other issues, see

ARTWOMAN: 1st International Festival of Women Artists
Havana, Cuba, December 12-14, 2014

Artwoman is a multidisciplinary festival whose main objective is to demonstrate and empower various forms of art and feminine discourse from perspectives that are feminist, Afro and non-normative. For more information about participation and submitting proposals, see
Call for Participants Flyer

The US Women and Cuba Collaboration protests in the strongest terms the misinformed and unjust IRS proposal to revoke the 501c3 tax exempt status of IFCO/Pastors for Peace. We hold the work of IFCO in highest regard as a model for our own related work to build bridges with the people of Cuba.
The Collaboration stands in solidarity with IFCO and urges all members of our Collaboration to add their voices of support to IFCO.
Background and Overview of 4 Actions You Can Take
Sign IFCO Petition at change.org
Contact Elected Officials: US Senators and US Representatives
Write to the IRS
Talking Points
Collaboration Statement of Support

  • Events and Photos Archive

  • Current Issues

    Take Cuba Off the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
    LAWG/MoveOn Petition
    Cuba is Not A Sponsor of Terrorism

    For the Freedom of ALL the Cuban 5
    Take Action the 5th of Each Month
    Information, Background, Actions
    Collaboration Letter to Fernando Gonzalez on his release from prison

    Ratify CEDAW Without RUDs
    CEDAW Task Force
    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.

    Poll Shows the Changing Dynamics of Cuban American Miami

    "Five Days for the Five" Has Many Successes
    The June rally in Washington DC for the Cuban 5 was organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 with the intention of broadening awareness at a time when more people are calling for a change in U.S. policy. Read here about achievements that took place during the 5 days that reflect a qualitative change in the work to end the injustice that has gone on far too long.

    The Situation in Venezuela: Myths vs Facts
    Setting the Record Straight
    Venezuela Beyond the Protests: The Revolution is Here to Stay

    Maestra, Catherine Murphy's documentary about women of the 1961 Cuban Literacy Project, is now available from Women Make Movies.
    Order Maestra, narrated by Alice Walker
    Maestra Website
    Two-minute Trailer
    Eight-minute Promo

    Kristin Alder, UN Representative for WILPF-US (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Faculty Advisor for WILPF UN Practicum, Adjunct Instructor for U of North Texas, and delegate with our November 2013 Delegation, says:
    "I do not have adequate words to express how truly and deeply I have been impacted by our trip together. I have found a new passion and I hope to dedicate much of my energy as an activist and an academic to keeping that passion growing in myself and others. I hope to share Cuba with you again very soon."

    Announcing a new book by Dra. Norma Vasallo,
    Director of Gender Studies, University of Havana

    Libro de academica cubana pugna por "contracultura feminista"

    Norma Vasallo book announcement

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