2004 Collaboration Summit in Seattle
Women's Work: Gender Equality in Cuba and the Role of
Women Building Cuba's Future
Center for Democracy in the Americas, 2013
The Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) has made numerous research trips to Cuba and Chile to look at women’s participation in political leadership, women’s impact on the national economy, and their status in society. In those countries and elsewhere, we met women and girls struggling to live fuller lives while bound by male-dominated traditions, economies structured in inequality, and political systems that relegate women to second place. We encountered women working for themselves and others to achieve greater access to education, health care, economic opportunity, legal rights, and civic power—all key to improving life circumstances for themselves and others. Their commitments have inspired us.
Women with Disabilities – The Forgotten Peace Builders
Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq.
Senior Human Rights Legal Advisor, BlueLaw International, LLP
Associate, American University Center for Global Peace
Women with disabilities face unique challenges, offer unique perspectives and have the capacity to make important contributions to the peace-building and reconstruction process. They must be included to ensure that they are effectively represented and their needs and concerns are addressed.
Trends in U.S. Security Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean (May 2010)
From Just the Facts, a joint project of the Center for International Policy, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, and the Washington Office on Latin America.
Celia Alldridge Liaison Officer, World March of Women, writes:
"Please find attached a article entitled "The Origins of International Women's Day," originally written in Portuguese by SOF. It is a text based on the findings of Renée Coté, a historian from Quebec who carried out extensive research around the origins of International Women’s Day. What she discovers is that the true origins are inserted in the history of a whole period of feminist struggle for economic and workers rights, as well as the right to vote, in the USA and elsewhere, but that have been purposely ignored and / or hidden. . . .
"2010 is the 100th anniversary of the declaration of an International Women’s Day (though not the first annual woman's day, nor the 100th anniversary of the 8th March), and [the World March of Women] would like the launch of our 3rd International Action on the 8th March 2010 to highlight the whole cycle of feminist struggle of an era of great social transformation that made International Women’s Day the symbol of women’s active and persistent participation in struggles to change their lives and society."
Women's Health USA , Including Along Mexico-US Border: A Resource
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has recently released the eighth edition of the Women’s Health USA data book entitled Women's Health USA 2009. This data book provides readers with an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the pressing health challenges facing women, their families, and their communities.
Women's Health USA selectively highlights emerging issues and trends in women’s health. Data and information on women veterans, bleeding disorders, hearing problems, and severe headaches and migraines are a few of the new topics included in this edition. There is also a new section providing state-specific data on leading causes of death, overweight and obesity, and smoking among women.
A special supplement on women’s health along the U.S.–Mexico border is also new this year and covers a range of topics including population characteristics, health insurance coverage, and reproductive health.
This data book may be of interest to border health partners and others in the United States-Mexico border region.
Opting for Engagement: A WOLA Report on International
Engagement, April 9, 2008
This report looks at the variety of ways other nations engage with Cuba and draws lessons from these experiences that will be crucial to U.S. policymakers looking toward the next chapter in US-Cuba relations.
"Face to face with the Blockade," Elson Concepcion
Interview with 13-year-old Raysel Rojas, Cuban recipient of an international award on the environment who was not able to receive his prize.
Cuestionario enviado a los gobiernos sobre la
aplicacion de la plataforma de accion de beijing (1995) y
los resultatdos. Pais: Cuba.
Documento de la ONU
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.
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