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Despite advances, women in Cuba still face sexism in a macho society

In this file photo, a Cuban woman waves a flag of her country during a concert of Silvio Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba.
In this file photo, a Cuban woman waves a flag of her country during a concert of Silvio Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba. AP

Despite achievements in gender equality, emancipation and representation at the highest levels of government, women in Cuba still face problems related to domestic violence and sexism, according to the secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC).

Government media outlets reported that Teresa Amarelle said that sexist behaviors persist on the island as a result of centuries of a macho culture.

Read more at In Cuba Today.

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