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‘I believe in the project Cuba is developing’

By Jennifer Campbell Mariela Castro Espín says she believes ‘in the rights of the people to participate in public policy discussions and I believe in the project Cuba is developing, of experimenting to create a new society with the primary …

Fatima XXXXXY: Artistic look to transidentities

The photographic exhibition Fatima XXXXXY, from the artist Paolo Titolo, was officially inaugurated on Wednesday at Havana’s Cuban Art Factory cultural center. The exhibition contains photographs starred by transsexual girls from different provinces of the island. The Paolo´s lens pass …

Mariela Castro awarded by Ontario Unions

Toronto, June, 2014. Ontario Federation of Labour gave the International Workplace Rights Award to Mariela Castro Espín, Director of the National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX, Spanish acronym) in Cuba, during a ceremony held in this city. The President of …

Mariela Castro begins visit to Canada

Toronto, June 23, 2014. The Director of the Cuban National Center for Sexual Education, Mariela Castro Espín, began yesterday a visit to Canada at the invitation of solidarity groups with the Island, who came to the airport to welcome her. …

Mariela Castro Espín ends her visit to Ottawa

Ottawa June 24, 2014. The Director of the National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX) and member of the Cuban Parliament, Mariela Castro Espín, fulfilled an intense program of activities between June 23 and 24 in the capital of Canada, country …

Discrimination based on gender identity remains pending in our legislation

The recent publication in the Official Gazette, Act 116 of the Labour Code, has raised strong criticism associated with the no inclusion of gender identity as one of the reasons against discrimination. These critics, as it was stated in the …

“Women are no longer willing to be condemned to death for heresy and witchcraft”

Speech by Mrs. Mariela Castro Espin, Member of the Cuban Parliament, Director of the National Center for Sexual Education and member of the High Level Task Force for ICPD Mr. Co-Chair, My delegation fully endorses the speech given by the …