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Monday, May 14, 2012
Painstaking Women Working for the Public Wellbeing
Camagüey, May 14. - Over 5100 women are working in the non-state sector in Camagüey, which means 23 percent of the province’s workforce in this guild. Likewise, other 3000 women were given lands in the form of use leases, pursuant to Decree Law 259.
This form of employment broadened in Cuba once the Guidelines for Social and Economic Policies of the party and the Revolution were approved in the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba on April 2011.
Besides, more than 5,000 women members of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in this province are employed as social workers and collaborate to solve different problems existing within the community, including minors with behavioural or social problems, and they also help to provide a suitable orientation to people in need of alimonies.
Betsy Rodríguez Cardoso, who chairs the FMC in Camagüey province, said that over 2000 housewives, who had not completed the grade twelve, are now studying again.
Rodríguez Cardoso also mentioned that a great deal of women is working on non-traditional trades for this gender, such as masonry, and it responds to programs propelled by the Cuban Education System.
Members of the voluntary FMC public health squads are providing assistance in the mother-child program, are actively involved in the campaign against the mosquito that transmits dengue fever and also promote a campaign to prevent cancer.
More than 90 percent of Camagüey province resident women are members of the FMC, however this figure is lower in municipalities such as Najasa, Guáimaro, Jimaguayú and Camagüey. (Mariela Peña Seguí / Radio Cadena Agramonte).