FIFTY-SEVEN years after its founding, the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) is taking on the challenges of a new era with the dedication to be expected of the inheritors of the Cuban people's best traditions of dignity and courage, especially the many women who with their example enriched the nation's history.
Thus read a statement recently released by the FMC leadership which also recognized those who have made an "extraordinary contribution to progress for women, social justice, and the promotion of gender equality in our country."
Conscious of the relevance of their mission and their commitment to preserving the gains of the Revolution, today, in Camagüey, Cuban women will celebrate the founding of their organization. This event has been preceded by others around the country and the awarding of the August 23 Distinctions.
Yesterday, August 22, in Camagüey, the provincial secretary of the FMC in the province, Anielka Fernández del Monte, was awarded a replica of the provincial shield from Teresa Amarelle Boué, Political Bureau member and FMC general secretary, and Marta Ayala Ávila.
Isabel González Cárdenas, president of the Provincial Assembly of People's Power, attended the ceremony and commented on the FMC's work in communities in conjunction with Public Health and the leading role of women in economic, social, administrative, and political work in Camagüey
Anielka Fernández del Monte expressed her gratitude for the recognition and reaffirmed that this is the time for women to reinforce the organization's work, especially at the community level, saying, "That is where the achievements seen today in Camagüey begin."