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250 delegates in 2nd World Meeting on Women, Gender and the Law Begins in Havana
The Second International Conference on Woman, Gender and the Law begins in Havana with a focus on labor rights from a gender perspective, challenges faced in the promotion of women, the impact of feminist jurisprudence in Latin America and new perspectives on family rights that adopt a gender approach.

In a press conference, Yamila González, secretary of the national executive committee of the Cuban Union of Lawyers, said the meeting will be attended not only by lawyers, but also psychologists, social workers, sociologists and philosophers.

"There will be a roundtable on the subject of the Cuban Five, especially on the situation of Adriana Pérez and Olga Salanueva "wives of Gerardo Hernández and René González, respectively" whose rights have been continuously violated by denying their visit to their husbands.

"The Federation of Cuban Women will also discuss the impact of the US blockade on the lives of our women, and there will be a panel on domestic violence issues because this is one of the most interesting subjects for many of the foreign participants at the conference."

The meeting, which will conclude on Saturday, was called on by the Cuban Union of Lawyers, the Federation of Cuban Women, the National Center of Sexual Education and the Faculty of Law of the University of Havana.

It will be attended by some 250 delegates from Cuba and Latin American and European countries.


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