Cuban Government presents the Observatory on Gender Equality

The Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) presented this Thursday the Cuban Observatory about Gender equality with official data on female participation in various fields.

The initiative, whose presentation at the Capitol was attended by President Díaz-Canel, includes data generated by the National Office of Statistics and Information (Onei) and will function as a tool for making decisions with a gender perspective, as reported by the Presidency in its networks. social.

Díaz-Canel recognized this Thursday on Twitter “the team that worked for months to achieve this essential tool” and that “it will allow us to continue advancing in the protection of women.”

The Observatory will include statistics of “women who have been victims of intentional homicide as a consequence of gender violence in the last 12 months.”

The Cuban government does not typify the “femicide” as a crime in the new Penal Code, despite the fact that it contemplates gender-based violence, sources such as efe.

According to the data collected on the new site and cited by the Spanish agency, 18 women were victims of “intentional homicide for reasons of gender” based on court rulings from 2022.

The statistics do not clarify when these sexist murders took place, nor does it contemplate those trials that are still open or are about to begin. In addition, this source points out, the figure represents just over half of the femicides registered last year by independent feminist platforms.

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The provinces with the highest number of sexist murders were Havana (4) and Holguín (3); while the age group from 20 to 44 years represents 72% of the cases.

“89% of the cases were concentrated in women who had or had a relationship with the murderer. In only 2 cases, the perpetrator was not the victim’s partner or ex-partner,” according to new statistics cited by efe.

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