2013 WOMEN'S RESEARCH
DELEGATION TO CUBA &
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE IN HAVANA!
Women Advancing Gender Equality,
Racial Justice and Sustainable Development
November 22-December 1, 2013
2013 Delegation (Photo Credit: Lissa Barber)
2013 DELEGATION FLYER INFORMATION:
Please join us for our Fall 2013 Women's Research Delegation
which will include attending the 2013 University of Havana
"Women in the 21st Century" International Women's Conference.
Specific information about the University of Havana Conference and its Call for Proposals may be found here.
Do you want to learn more about--and exchange ideas in--a nation that has committed to implementing full Constitutional equality, including prohibition of discrimination on the basis of gender, race and sexual orientation? Are you impressed that Cuba was the among the very first nations to ratify the Women's Treaty/CEDAW and that the Federation of Cuban Women has used CEDAW to create a national Plan of Action for women's human rights and gender equality? Wondering how Cuba has achieved 95% literacy since 1961 (source: UNESCO) and offers free education thru university level? Want to know more about Cuba's 1+ year paid family leave for both women and men to support both their careers and family lives? Curious about how Cuba's National Center for Sex Education is leading a national Campaign to End Homophobia and provide for full reproductive choice and justice based on health care for all? Interested in how the greening of Cuba creates a model of sustainable development and supports its sovereignty as a nation?
Cuba's tangible policies for advancing human dignity, environmental preservation and gender, racial and sexual equality with resources and organizing efforts will be a significant part of our Delegation's journey.
Co-leaders Jan Strout, Co-chair US Women & Cuba Collaboration and Zenaida Mendez, Collaboration National Advisory Board member and NYS National Organization for Women (NOW) President, have been leading successful women's delegations to Cuba and other nations in Latin America for over 15 years.
Licensed Travel Provider: Marazul Charters will
coordinate our program
Consultants: US Women and Cuba Collaboration
Co-sponsors: National Women's Dominican Caucus, National Organization for Women, WILPF Cuba and Bolivarian Alliance Issues Committee
Participants: 20-25 women
Estimated Cost: $2200 if paid in full by September 16, 2013 / $2400 after September 16, plus round trip travel from your home city to Miami
Payment Deadline: October 18 | Early Payment Deadline: September 16
- Havana: University of Havana International Women's
Conference, National Headquarters of the Federation of Cuban
Women, Literacy Museum, Latin American Medical School,
National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), Union of Cuban
Artists and Writers (UNEAC); City Tour including visits with
artists and filmmakers, Museum of the Revolution and Old
Soroa and Las Terrazas (west of Havana): UNESCO Preserve sustainable village, Artist's salons
Matanzas: Slave Route Museum, Arts and Culture Provincial Teachers School, Alternative Health Center
Varadero Beach: Women's Agricultural Coop, Meetings to explore tourism and the global economy
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- RT Airfare from Miami to Havana
- Double room accommodations (single supplement available) with breakfast daily, other meals as indicated in the program
- International Women's Conference Registration
- Cuban Visa
- Health insurance in Cuba
- Ground transportation
- Bi-lingual guide
- Experienced Trip Leaders, Cuba Study Guide
- Full research program of site visits, meetings and exchanges.
As updates become available they will be posted here. Questions? For more information about participating in this Delegation and the International Women's Conference in Havana, please write to us email@example.com