Joint Statement from Organizations and the Media
“These restrictions violate the provisions of Articles 8, 40, 41, 47, 54, and 228 of the Cuban Constitution and the international treaties ratified by the State, which are part of the national legal system and explicitly protect freedom of expression”.
Cuban Women and the Challenges of Educating their Children
Education starts at home, everybody knows that. Children begin to socialize at home, they learn their first language at home, their first manners and begin to learn about their country’s culture. Then, at school, they access a world of different and complex branches of knowledge, which is very likely (and natural) they won’t have access […]
International Women’s Day in Cuba: “Today Could Be a Good Day”
It’s March 8th and they want us to believe that we, Cuban women, have almost everything. But, that’s not true. There’s still a lot to be done in our country for us to achieve real gender equality. Necessary changes can (and should) begin with us. If it’s up to us to play a more active […]
And what if we don’t strike?
On the eve of March 8th, International Women’s Day, we had some good news: Alas Tensas, a Cuban feminist magazine, has launched its website. You can now find us here! A large part of what we do or publish ever since we founded the magazine on October 16th 2016 (in print and pdf files), can now be […]
Discovering and Living Feminism Changed This Cuban’s Life
Ileana Alvarez, founder of the Cuban feminist magazine Alas Tensas (Tense wings) is a hard-working woman who loves what she does. She works at her home in Ciego de Avila and enjoys every moment greatly. Ever since we discovered that she was being harassed by State Security, we have tried to bring this interview to […]
Sexual Harassment on Cuba’s Streets: What Can We Do About It?
It’s the morning and I’m walking down a block which generally has very few cars and pedestrians at this time of day. I see a neglected park on my right, as it’s full of rubble, heaps of sand, bags of cement… they’re building something. I carry on, and about 4 meters away from me, a […]
An Animal Protector in Cuba
Diana Cary Angelbello Alvarez (Ciego de Avila, 1987) is an animal protector: “I always thought about having a place where I could collect the animals I would see on the street.” Diana watched a TV documentary about a woman in Colombia who had managed to create an Animal Sanctuary and she told herself: “well, maybe […]