Cuba's Mission to the U.S. celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the FMC.

The Cuban Mission in the United States celebrated today the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), an organization with more than four million members.

During a ceremony at the headquarters of the diplomatic representation of Havana in this capital, in which officials and their families participated, the eternal president of the FMC, Vilma Espín, was remembered.

Elia Moreno, one of the relatives, who contributed with her experience, and Pilar González, a young diplomat, who spoke on behalf of the new generations, agreed.

Both also argued the increasing role that Cuban women have acquired in times of Revolution and, in particular, González mentioned examples of what has been achieved in terms of equality and emancipation.

In this regard, she mentioned the recent approval in Cuba of the Family Code, one of the most advanced in the world, whose contents include the legacy of Vilma Espín.

The ceremony, headed by the head of the Mission, Lianys Torres, also served to reiterate the commitment of loyalty of those who defend Cuba in the trenches of foreign service. Here, more than 60 percent of the members of the Cuban embassy are women.

Born on August 23, 1960, just seven months after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the FMC maintains among its founding objectives the struggle to consolidate the full equality of women.

The mass organization has more than 75 thousand grassroots groups and the requirement to join it, on a voluntary basis, is from the age of 14.

Vilma, as she was identified by her people, presided over the FMC from 1960 until her physical departure on June 18, 2007.

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