Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL) today paid tribute to Cuban and world heroines on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) on August 23.
In a meeting attended by members of the 21-country diplomatic corps accredited on the island, the second secretary of the FMC, Arelys Santana, received from the organization a poster with the figure of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
After thanking the gift, Santana highlighted the empowerment achieved by Cuban women during the almost 60 years of the revolutionary process.
On behalf of the federated women, she highlighted that the Cuban women’s broad participation in the development of society and in the current process of popular consultation for the preparation of the new Constitution of the Republic is an example of these achievements. Likewise, she stressed the OSPAAAL’s presence in Cuban women’s future and said that it is also a reference in the dissemination and support to the struggles of the peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America who seek a society with full rights.
As part of the activity, the Ambassador of South Africa in Cuba, Thaninga Pandit Shope-Linney, received a tribute on behalf of the four women who make up the executive of the body.
Another group of women from Cuba and other countries were also honored, such as Brigadier General Delsa Esther Puebla, Cuban Ambassador Marielena Ruiz and Venezuelan diplomat Lauribel Rojas.