Cuba presents achievements in gender equality in Ibero-Am meeting

Cuba presents achievements in gender equality in Ibero-Am meeting
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2 December 2022
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Santiago, Chile, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban women account for a majority in the legal sector and the country currently marks the second largest number worldwide with the highest proportion of seats held by them in Parliament, First Deputy Justice Minister Rosabel Gamón said in this capital.

The Cuban deputy minister is participating in a meeting on gender equity in Chile.

The Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB) organized this event.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the official recalled that her country has a Program for the Advancement of Women, decided by presidential decree in 2021, which is the government’s strategy to promote equality.

Gamón explained that the legislations derived from the 2019 Constitution address the issues of the fight against gender-based violence, discrimination, and protection of women, which is a cross-cutting issue for the whole society.

The deputy minister highlighted the advantages and guarantees given to women by the new Family Code, approved in September.

Representatives from Colombia, Honduras, Argentina, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Spain, and the host country are participating in the Ibero-American conference, which will close this Friday.

During the first day, COMJIB General Coordinator Tatiana Salem presented a framework agreement for protecting women in situations of violence in the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR).

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